Network Graph Analysis of Hospital and Health Services Functional Structures

David Ben-Tovim, Mariusz Bajger, Viet Duong Bui, Shaowen Qin

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Abstract

Hospitals and health services are complicated places that generate large quantities of data focusing on individual patient care. That care is the product of multiple interactions between patients and the many differently staffs within a hospital or health service. It is hard to use the data produced by hospitals and health services to adequately represent those interactions and use them to identify how services work in practice. We present a set of proof-of-concept studies that represent health systems as networks, analysed by contemporary network graph theory, to look for interpretable patterns of interactions that reveal modular functional structures at multiple levels within large general hospitals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Data Mining and Applications
Subtitle of host publication17th International Conference, ADMA 2021 Sydney, NSW, Australia, February 2–4, 2022 Proceedings, Part I
EditorsBohan Li, Lin Yue, Jing Jiang, Weitong Chen, Xue Li, Guodong Long, Fei Fang, Han Yu
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages33-44
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030954055
ISBN (Print)9783030954048
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022
Event17th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2021 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 Feb 20224 Feb 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13087 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2021
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period2/02/224/02/22

Keywords

  • Decision support
  • Graph analysis
  • Healthcare services provision
  • Modularity
  • Patient flow

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