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Human Studies

2021 Mar 26

Am J Surg

Predicting postoperative opioid use with machine learning and insurance claims in opioid-naïve patients.


Hur J, Tang S, Gunaseelan V, Vu J, Brummett CM, Englesbe M, Waljee J, Wiens J
Am J Surg. 2021 Mar 26.
PMID: 33820654.


The clinical impact of postoperative opioid use requires accurate prediction strategies to identify at-risk patients. We utilize preoperative claims data to predict postoperative opioid refill and new persistent use in opioid-naïve patients.