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Clinical Research

Read the latest medical studies and reports to learn more about opioid use disorder (OUD) withdrawal symptoms, treatment, and recovery.

Saving Lives, Increasing Access, and Lowering Costs  

Our program saves lives and dramatically decreases healthcare costs. 

Independent research from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, and PubMed showed healthcare costs for patients with opioid use disorder were 40 to 60 percent lower as well as a reduction in non-fatal drug overdoses of over 300 percent when patients are adherent to their medication for opioid use disorder treatment (MOUD) regimen.  

Bicycle Health’s care model has been studied by researchers and the results have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Several studies are pending, but the two published studies are available in BMJ Innovations and the Journal of Addiction Medicine.EOYGraph-01

The key findings from BMJ Innovations were around our patient retention and “no-show” rates. In the area of retention, the BMJ study showed that 80% of Bicycle Health’s insured patients remained in treatment at the 90 day mark, compared to an industry average of 44%, based on insurance claims. Regarding no-show rates, patients failed to attend their Bicycle Health provider appointments 9.5% of the time, compared to an industry average of 23 percent.     

The findings from the Journal of Addiction Medicine were developed by RAND corporation and centered around the experience of patients who had received medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in both an in-person setting as well as in a virtual/telehealth setting with Bicycle Health.

The study found that the majority of users were satisfied with the tele-OUD services offered by Bicycle Health because they were convenient and easy to use, they were able to receive treatment more quickly, and they found it easier to build a positive treatment community without facing in-person exposure to others with OUD.

Research 16 Mar 2023

New Study from Bicycle Health shows tele-OUD treatment associated with reductions in patient risks for relapse

Patient feedback from the standardized Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) assessment demonstrates...
Research 15 Mar 2023

New Study Shows Tele-OUD Treatment Associated with Reductions in Patient Risks for Relapse

Patient feedback from the standardized Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) assessment demonstrates...
Research 13 Mar 2023

Patients are More Likely to Engage and Remain in Virtual Treatment

While it has been broadly assumed that patients prefer tele-MOUD to in-person treatment, there has...
Research 9 Mar 2023

Independent Study of Fully Virtual TeleOUD Model Finds Patients Report High Satisfaction and Positive Experiences with Care

Peer-reviewed research, published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, shows feedback from Bicycle...
Research 15 Dec 2022

Telehealth An Effective Way To Treat Opioid-Use Disorder And Increase Access To Care, According To Peer-Reviewed Study From Bicycle Health

BMJ Innovations study finds that Bicycle Health’s telehealth model of care engages people in...
Research 9 Dec 2022

Effective Treatment of Opioid-Use Disorder Through Telehealth (White Paper)

In 2022, BMJ Innovations, a peer reviewed online journal focused on emerging digital health,...
Research 23 Nov 2022

Social Mission Innovation Lab

The Social Mission Innovation Lab at Bicycle Health is developing robust population health...
Research 23 Nov 2022

Patient-Centered Implementation Science Research

We are developing patient-centered implementation science efforts in order to exemplify and...
Research 23 Nov 2022

Quantitative Studies and Methodological Research

We are developing and quantitatively evaluating our methods of tele-OUD care delivery at Bicycle...
Research 23 Nov 2022

Telehealth Services Research

We are conducting innovative telehealth services research to advance our societal understanding of...
Research 23 Nov 2022

Relationship between buprenorphine adherence and health service utilization and costs among opioid dependent patients

Buprenorphine-medication assisted therapy (B-MAT) is an effective treatment for opioid dependence,...
Research 23 Nov 2022

A comparison of adherence, outcomes, and costs among opioid use disorder Medicaid patients treated with buprenorphine and methadone: A view from the payer perspective

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with methadone or buprenorphine has been shown to be more...

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