Extracting antipsychotic polypharmacy data from electronic health records: developing and evaluating a novel process

@inproceedings{Kadra2015ExtractingAP,
  title={Extracting antipsychotic polypharmacy data from electronic health records: developing and evaluating a novel process},
  author={Giouliana Kadra and Robert Stewart and Hitesh Shetty and Richard G. Jackson and Mark Andrew Greenwood and Angus Roberts and Chin-Kuo Chang and James H MacCabe and Richard Derek Hayes},
  booktitle={BMC psychiatry},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Antipsychotic prescription information is commonly derived from structured fields in clinical health records. However, utilising diverse and comprehensive sources of information is especially important when investigating less frequent patterns of medication prescribing such as antipsychotic polypharmacy (APP). This study describes and evaluates a novel method of extracting APP data from both structured and free-text fields in electronic health records (EHRs), and its use for research… CONTINUE READING
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