Application of data mining to the identification of critical factors in patient falls using a web-based reporting system

@article{Lee2011ApplicationOD,
  title={Application of data mining to the identification of critical factors in patient falls using a web-based reporting system},
  author={Ting-Ting Lee and Chieh-Yu Liu and Ya-Hui Kuo and Mary Etta Mills and Jian-Guo Fong and Cheyu Hung},
  journal={International journal of medical informatics},
  year={2011},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={141-50}
}
PURPOSE The implementation of an information system has become a trend in healthcare institutions. How to identify variables related to patient safety among accumulated data has been viewed as a main issue. The purpose of this study was to identify critical factors related to patient falls through the application of data mining to available data through a hospital information system. METHOD Data on a total of 725 patient falls were obtained from a web-based nursing incident reporting system… CONTINUE READING

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