Describing the Relationship between Cat Bites and Human Depression Using Data from an Electronic Health Record

@inproceedings{Hanauer2013DescribingTR,
  title={Describing the Relationship between Cat Bites and Human Depression Using Data from an Electronic Health Record},
  author={David A. Hanauer and Naren Ramakrishnan and Lisa Seyfried},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Data mining approaches have been increasingly applied to the electronic health record and have led to the discovery of numerous clinical associations. Recent data mining studies have suggested a potential association between cat bites and human depression. To explore this possible association in more detail we first used administrative diagnosis codes to identify patients with either depression or bites, drawn from a population of 1.3 million patients. We then conducted a manual chart review in… CONTINUE READING

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