Machine learning algorithm may identify patients at risk for extended opioid use| Healio

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Dr Joseph H. Schwab and colleagues have developed several algorithms using data from shoulder surgery patients that can help identify patients who may be at greater risk for opioid use after their prescription runs out. The bot identified previous opioid use and percentage of home zip code residents below the poverty line as key indicators. The best way to integrate bots like these into the workflow of physicians is still up for debate.  



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