Discovering sequential patterns in a UK general practice database

Reps, Jenna and Garibaldi, Jonathan M. and Aickelin, Uwe and Soria, Daniele and Gibson, Jack E. and Hubbard, Richard B. (2012) Discovering sequential patterns in a UK general practice database. In: 2012 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, 5-7 Jan 2012, Hong Kong. (In Press)

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Abstract

The wealth of computerised medical information becoming readily available presents the opportunity to examine

patterns of illnesses, therapies and responses. These patterns may be able to predict illnesses that a patient is likely to develop, allowing the implementation of preventative actions.

In this paper sequential rule mining is applied to a General

Practice database to find rules involving a patients age, gender and medical history. By incorporating these rules into current health-care a patient can be highlighted as susceptible to a future illness based on past or current illnesses, gender and year of birth. This knowledge has the ability to greatly improve health-care and reduce health-care costs.

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Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Aickelin, Professor Uwe
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 15:03
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 05:19
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2063

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