Assistant Professor of Economics Angela Kilby has extensively researched the algorithms that the US health care system relies on to detect opioid abuse. Her research demonstrates that the algorithms are flawed and problematic.
by Maia Szalavitz, Wired August 11, 2021
In fact, [Angela Kilby’s] research showed that cutting back on medical opioid prescriptions led to increased medical spending, higher levels of pain in hospitalized patients, and more missed workdays. “These are people who are probably losing access to opioids, who are struggling more to return to work after injuries and struggling to get pain treatment,” she says.