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Process comparison for subpopulations of patients with heart failure

Stel, E.W. (2021) Process comparison for subpopulations of patients with heart failure.

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Abstract:Different patients might need different treatments, even if they are admitted for the same condition. The current models for treating patients do not sufficiently take into account how treatments differ per patient group, even though this is useful information for caregivers. To find some of the differences in treatments, this research uses process mining to visualize the differences in procedures for patients with heart failure. For this research data is used from the MIMIC-III database. Process models of patients of different age groups and blood pressure measurements are made. These models are compared against each other using BPMNDiffViz and human judgement. From this I found that the oldest age group of patients above 65 years have the most differing treatment compared to other age groups. Secondly, the patient group with the highest blood pressure reading upon admittance (blood pressure above 160/90 mm Hg) differed the most from all other groups, as it had the least amount of procedures. These results indicate that there are distinct differences between treatments of different patient groups, future research could show how treatments differ for other patient groups, or go more in-depth and work with a hospital to implement possible changes based on the results.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
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