Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Promoting Better Pain Management Outcomes: Precision Decision Support for Opioid Prescription

Ritu Agarwal, University of Maryland

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January 01, 2017
December 31, 2017
$50,000

This study will use claims data for active-duty U.S. Army personnel to investigate the feasibility and impact of a personalized decision support system that can assist physicians with prescribing decisions by predicting a patient’s risk of developing opioid dependence. The work has the potential to improve opioid prescribing practices and minimize the likelihood of opioid addiction.