Risk Assessment 2.0

It is becoming the standard of care in prescribing opioid medications that a risk assessment be conducted first. This course will review a brief history of risk assessment, recent literature, and anticipated future trends. It is proposed here that the field of risk assessment is about to enter a second generation as new methods and instruments are emerging that may offer increased predictive ability. Current risk assessment measures will be reviewed, compared, and discussed to help practitioners decide how best to incorporate them into their practice.

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