Advantages and Limitations of Anticipating Laboratory Test Results from Regression- and Tree-Based Rules Derived from Electronic Health-Record Data

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Fahim Mohammad; Jesse C Theisen-Toupal; Ramy Arnaout;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 4 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092199, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092199., pmc: PMC3986061
  • Subject: Biology and Life Sciences | Diagnostic Medicine | Research Article | Health Statistics | Research and Analysis Methods | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine | Medicine | Health Care Policy | Health Care Quality | Blood Chemistry | Q | Health Services Research | R | Public and Occupational Health | Science | Biochemistry | Health Informatics | Medicine and Health Sciences | Database and Informatics Methods | Health Care

Laboratory testing is the single highest-volume medical activity, making it useful to ask how well one can anticipate whether a given test result will be high, low, or within the reference interval ("normal"). We analyzed 10 years of electronic health records--a total o... View more
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