A method for inferring medical diagnoses from patient similarities

  title={A method for inferring medical diagnoses from patient similarities},
  author={Assaf Gottlieb and Gideon Y. Stein and Eytan Ruppin and Russ B. Altman and Roded Sharan},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
BACKGROUND Clinical decision support systems assist physicians in interpreting complex patient data. However, they typically operate on a per-patient basis and do not exploit the extensive latent medical knowledge in electronic health records (EHRs). The emergence of large EHR systems offers the opportunity to integrate population information actively into these tools. METHODS Here, we assess the ability of a large corpus of electronic records to predict individual discharge diagnoses. We… CONTINUE READING
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