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Newspaper/Magazine Article

The opioid crisis: can improving diagnosis help solve the problem?

Carr S. ImproveDx. April 2017;4:1-4.

The opioid epidemic has been widely discussed, but little research has examined how misdiagnosis can contribute to the problem. This newsletter article suggests that addressing bias, improving diagnosis, and providing pain management training for primary care providers could augment opioid safety.