Patient journey modelling: Is a single continuous clinical care venue essential to good patient outcomes? A retrospective analysis of administrative data enhanced with detailed clinical care review

Lua Perimal-Lewis, Bruce King

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Abstract

Hospitals are learning to address the discrepancy between the number of admissions and the limited number of hospital beds. The increase in demand for hospital beds and the urgency to move patients out of the Emergency Department means that patients admitted can be placed in other departments' wards. These patients are called outliers. Investigating their outcomes of care using administrative data is not a straightforward process. Aggregate statistical information alone may not be able to discern some of the essential characteristics of the data. To discover insights especially when using secondary data collected for other purposes requires extensive processing of data. This study applied data science concepts to investigate the outcomes of care of outlier patients. It also constructed start-to-end patient journeys for some of the patients to give a holistic view of their journey. This paper describes the process involved in pre-processing and making the data ready for analysis. It presents results which has already enabled the discovery of knowledge on the outlier situation at the hospital. The study was done in collaboration with Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) in New Zealand.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, ACSW 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354363
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2018
Event2018 Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, ACSW 2018 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 30 Jan 20182 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference2018 Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, ACSW 2018
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period30/01/182/02/18

Keywords

  • Administrative health data
  • Data science
  • Outlier patients
  • Patient journey

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    Perimal-Lewis, L., & King, B. (2018). Patient journey modelling: Is a single continuous clinical care venue essential to good patient outcomes? A retrospective analysis of administrative data enhanced with detailed clinical care review. In Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, ACSW 2018 [30] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3167918.3167957