Predicting Psychosis for Employers

New App Aims to Predict Whether People with Psychosis Are Worth Hiring

By Peter Simons

The real question, though, is what the algorithm adds. The top predictors it used seem self-explanatory: Those who already had a job, who were younger, and who were higher-functioning were more likely to end up employed.

What is the purpose of such an algorithm? It doesn’t identify these risk factors—these factors are all the inputs to the algorithm, identified and then entered by the treatment team. The output is a score, a number that turns these risk factors into a likelihood of success. It tells clinicians simply this: what is the chance that this person is worth taking a risk on? Should we bother to help this person gain employment, set up a dating app, find housing?

“Unfortunately, the ethical considerations of incorporating these tools are rarely acknowledged in published prediction articles,” the researchers write.

Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

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