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Utilization of Data-Mining Techniques for Evaluation of Patterns of Asthma Drugs Use by Ambulatory Patients in a Large Health Maintenance Organization
Seventh IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops (ICDMW 2007)
A major problem of drugs utilization is to identify outlier patients who are using large quantities of drugs over extended periods of time. Today, healthcare and health insurance systems have to deal with an increased number of patients suffering from chronic diseases, such as asthma, who are continuously using a combination of several medications. This has caused a substantial increase in the cost of providing healthcare for such patients. In Israel, 11% of the national health care budget isdoi:10.1109/icdmw.2007.50 dblp:conf/icdm/LastCB07 fatcat:jltqli3razg4xfpy2ffcna6yqa