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Evidence to Improve Care

Opioid Use Disorder (Opioid Addiction)

This quality standard addresses care for people 16 years of age and older (including those who are pregnant) who have or are suspected of having opioid use disorder (also referred to as opioid addiction). The scope of this quality standard applies to all services and care settings, including correctional facilities.

In addition to this quality standard, Health Quality Ontario is developing two other quality standards related to opioids: Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain and Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain.

Thank you for your comments and feedback. The consultation period has now ended.

The two guides below are in draft form. Please check back here in a few months for the finalized guides and for a variety of other resources related to this standard.

Even before finalized, you may also wish to use these draft standards to support your care.

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The work on this quality standard started in July 2016.

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