This paper describes an exploration of medical patients
and concepts related to their care. These concepts have been
extracted from the patient discharge summaries, and include
any associated symptoms, diseases, drugs, and procedures.
They were provided by Todd Johnson, director of Biomedical
Informatics at the University of Kentucky and analyzed with
the help of Dr. Seth Powsner from Yale Medical. The goal in
analyzing this dataset was to see if motif simplification would
help medical researchers understand overall patient trends,
such as comparing the efficacy of competing treatments for
the same condition.
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