Automatic Detection of Omissions in Medication Lists

Automatic Detection of Omissions in Medication Lists

By
Sharique Hasan, George T. Duncan, Daniel B. Neill, Rema Padman
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. March
29, 2011, Vol. 18, Issue 4, Pages 449-458

Evidence suggests that the medication lists of patients are often incomplete and could negatively affect patient outcomes. In this article, the authors propose the application of collaborative filtering methods to the medication reconciliation task. Given a current medication list for a patient, the authors employ collaborative filtering approaches to predict drugs the patient could be taking but are missing from their observed list.