When to re-order laboratory tests? Learning laboratory test shelf-life.

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Summary of "When to re-order laboratory tests? Learning laboratory test shelf-life."

Most laboratory results are valid for only a certain time period (laboratory tests shelf-life), after which they are outdated and the test needs to be re-administered. Currently, laboratory test shelf-lives are not centrally available anywhere but the implicit knowledge of doctors. In this work we propose an automated method to learn laboratory test-specific shelf-life by identifying prevalent laboratory test order patterns in electronic health records. The resulting shelf-lives performed well in the evaluation of internal validity, clinical interpretability, and external validity.


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Name: Journal of biomedical informatics
ISSN: 1532-0480


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