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TitlePredicting pre-triage waiting time in a maternity emergency room through data mining
Author(s)Pereira, Sónia Patrícia Pinto
Portela, Filipe
Santos, Manuel
Machado, José Manuel
Abelha, António
KeywordsData mining
Classification algorithms
Gynecology and obstetrics care
Maternity care
Emergency room
Triage system
Interoperability
IDSS
Issue date2016
PublisherSpringer
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Abstract(s)An unsuitable patient flow as well as prolonged waiting lists in the emergency room of a maternity unit, regarding gynecology and obstetrics care, can affect the mother and child’s health, leading to adverse events and consequences regarding their safety and satisfaction. Predicting the patients’ waiting time in the emergency room is a means to avoid this problem. This study aims to predict the pre-triage waiting time in the emergency care of gynecology and obstetrics of Centro Materno Infantil do Norte (CMIN), the maternal and perinatal care unit of Centro Hospitalar of Oporto, situated in the north of Portugal. Data mining techniques were induced using information collected from the information systems and technologies available in CMIN. The models developed presented good results reaching accuracy and specificity values of approximately 74% and 94%, respectively. Additionally, the number of patients and triage professionals working in the emergency room, as well as some temporal variables were identified as direct enhancers to the pre-triage waiting time. The imp lementation of the attained knowledge in the decision support system and business intelligence platform, deployed in CMIN, leads to the optimization of the patient flow through the emergency room and improving the quality of services.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/41707
ISBN978-3-319-29174-1
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-29175-8_10
ISSN0302-9743
Publisher versionhttp://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-29175-8_10
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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