Advance Practice Nurses and Access to Care for Opioid Use Disorder

In this article, I was able to review the growth of the healthcare workforce for Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants and the growth in DEA waiver capacity to prescribe buprenorphine to patients suffering from opioid use disorder.

Journal of Nursing Regulation

The key dataset used is a quarterly download of clinician data from the DEA. Below an excerpt of code used to identify the population of interest:

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