Using intelligent agents to repurpose administrative data in fostering disease prevention in an outpatient context: the case of pneumococcal vaccination

@article{Coffin2004UsingIA,
  title={Using intelligent agents to repurpose administrative data in fostering disease prevention in an outpatient context: the case of pneumococcal vaccination},
  author={Carla S Coffin and Chad Saunders and Chandra Thomas and Andrea Loewen and Norman Campbell and William Ghali},
  journal={37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2004. Proceedings of the},
  year={2004},
  pages={7 pp.-}
}
The use of intelligent agents is proposed as an economical way to repurpose administrative data in order to foster a program of disease prevention in an outpatient context. A retrospective computerized search was conducted using administrative hospital discharge data to identify patients admitted to a medical teaching unit who met the Canadian Immunization criteria for pneumococcal vaccination over a one-year period. For identification of persons eligible for pneumococcal vaccination… CONTINUE READING

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