Review of Medication-Assisted Treatment Guidelines and Measures for Opioid and Alcohol Use. B. Approach to Review


Even though the roadmap focuses on MAT for opioid use, we recognize that clinical guidelines and measures related to MAT for alcohol and other SUDs could be useful to guide the approach to developing and implementing MAT measures for opioid use. As such, we searched for and reviewed clinical guidelines that include MAT for opioid and alcohol use published between 2010 and 2015. We identified clinical guidelines through searches of the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), PubMed, and Google. We identified additional guidelines through bibliography searches of previously identified guidelines. We also searched for measures related to MAT for opioid and alcohol use and other SUDs through searches in the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse, National Quality Forum's (NQF's) Quality Positioning System, HHS Measure Inventory, and Google. In addition, we drew on a review of measures that Mathematica conducted earlier under the same contract.

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