Discovering sequential patterns in a UK general practice database
Reps, Jenna; Garibaldi, Jonathan M.; Aickelin, Uwe; Soria, Daniele; Gibson, Jack E.; Hubbard, Richard B.
Jonathan M. Garibaldi
Jack E. Gibson
Richard B. Hubbard
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.
Reps, J., Garibaldi, J. M., Aickelin, U., Soria, D., Gibson, J. E., & Hubbard, R. B. Discovering sequential patterns in a UK general practice database
|Conference Name||2012 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics|
|End Date||Jan 7, 2012|
|Deposit Date||Jul 18, 2013|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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