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RSS FeedsComputer Game May Help to Predict Reuse of Opioids
(WorldNews Health)


8 december 2019 17:33:09

Computer Game May Help to Predict Reuse of Opioids
(WorldNews Health)

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A computer betting game can help predict the likelihood that someone recovering from opioid addiction will reuse the pain-relieving drugs, a new study shows. The game, now being developed as an app, tests each patient`s comfort with risk-taking, producing mathematical scores called betas long used by economists to measure consumers` willingness to try new products. The team then used a statistical test to see whether changes in risk-taking comfort tracked with opioid reuse, and found that people who placed higher-risk bets had higher beta scores. When combined with other test scores that quiz a patient about recent drug use and desire to use...

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