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In this episode, we’re discussing the opioid epidemic and its impact on our society. Our guest is Gary Call, a family physician, who shares the emotional and financial cost on individuals and families caused by opioid addiction and overdoses is immense and impacts everyone. We’ll also be discussing the latest research on the opioid epidemic, including a study by Stanford researchers led by Dr. Tina Hernandez-Boussard, which aimed to develop a predictive model to identify risk factors for non-opioid users becoming chronic users. The study leveraged a unique research database of millions of de-identified Medicaid paid claims, and the results are both instructive and actionable. Dr. Call will also talk about the importance of translating research from leading academic institutions into real-world use cases that solve important health care problems and how it can help create a more equitable and effective system for all. Tune in to learn more about the opioid epidemic and what we can do to address it.
Gary Call is a family physician and health care executive.
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Think twice before prescribing opioids as a first-line treatment for pain.”
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