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Flying blind: Survey research among methadone and buprenorphine providers in Arizona

Brady Benjamin, University of Arizona Centre for Rural Health, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Centre, University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, USA and School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs, College of Health and Human Services, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan, USA
Meyerson Beth E.,* Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Harm Reduction Research Lab, University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, USA
Bentele Keith G., Southwest Institute for Research on Women, College of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, USA

*Corresponding author

Survey studies of clinicians often face the challenge of achieving sufficient response rates to adequately understand practice realities. We briefly report our experience recruiting a sample of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) providers in a southwestern U.S. state (Arizona) to study the impact of temporary federal regulatory changes on their implementation of treatment accommodations to increase access to methadone and buprenorphine during COVID. After multiple and varied recruitment approaches using a modified Dillman method, we achieved a response rate of 5.4%. This was significantly lower than reported rates from other studies of 43-48%. To examine why we struggled to …

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