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Table 2 Probation Department Leader Responses on Perceptions of Barriers to OUD Medications

From: Probation clients’ barriers to access and use of opioid use disorder medications

   Agree/strongly agree Neither agree/disagree Disagree/strongly disagree
Barrier N % % %
Lack of access to medical personnel with expertise. 22 72.7 13.6 13.6
Agency has concerns about the cost of MAT/not enough funding. 22 50.0 18.2 31.8
Need for guidance. 22 40.9 36.4 22.7
Not enough institutional knowledge of medications and how they work. 22 36.4 22.7 40.9
Regulations prohibit use at the agency. 22 22.7 45.5 31.8
Agency has liability concerns (e.g. potential medication diversion/misuse). 22 18.2 45.5 36.4
Agency favors medicine-free treatment. 22 9.1 63.6 27.3
Clinical staff at your agency objects. 23 8.7 73.9 17.4
Administration in your agency objects. 23 4.3 87.0 8.7