Goal: Maintain or reduce the number of opioid related drug overdose deaths (3 year average) in Garrett County
Primary Focus Area: Behavioral Health: including Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Primary Measure: Reduction of opioid related overdose deaths in Garrett County.
Secondary Measure: Reduction of overall health care costs for patients who are enrolled in the program "completed" treatment as defined by stepping down to only one SUD treatment appointment per week.Public Group active 21 hours, 30 minutes ago
Garrett County has only one local provider of medication assisted treatment who works closely with the GCHD. Providers outside of the county do not typically require patients to be in supportive therapy which is less effective, often leads to diversion and relapse. By providing a highly integrative system of treatment we will be able to reduce drug overdoses and improve treatment outcomes such as lowering incarceration rates, lower health care spending and increase employment for patients in the MAT program.
overdoses that do not result in death-what are your thoughts
I’ve been wondering what your thoughts are about including overdoses that do not result in death somehow in this measure. I’m thinking (which is scary) that this would be immensely helpful in obtaining a more complete measure for overdoses in our county. What about including members of our emergency medical personnel, police, the ER staff that have administered naloxone to reverse the effects of the opioid overdose? I’m interested in your thoughts.