Predictive Analytics In Healthcare: Medications as a Predictor of Medical Complexity

A white paper from Health IT Outcomes describing an analysis at Seattle Children’s Hospital showing a good correlation between the numbers of inpatient and outpatient medications and complex-care status. Many variables based on counts of medications, use of individual medications, and use of combinations of medications were considered, resulting in a simple model based on three different counts of medications: outpatient and inpatient drug classes and individual inpatient drug names.

Higdon 2013 (Link)

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