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Incorporating Spontaneous Reporting System Data to Aid Causal Inference in Longitudinal Healthcare Data

Jenna M Reps, Uwe Aickelin, ZH Zhou, W Wang, R Kumar, H Toivonen, J Pei, JZ Huang, X Wu

2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATA MINING WORKSHOP (ICDMW) | IEEE | Published : 2014

Abstract

Inferring causality using longitudinal observational databases is challenging due to the passive way the data are collected. The majority of associations found within longitudinal observational data are often non-causal and occur due to confounding. The focus of this paper is to investigate incorporating information from additional databases to complement the longitudinal observational database analysis. We investigate the detection of prescription drug side effects as this is an example of a causal relationship. In previous work a framework was proposed for detecting side effects only using longitudinal data. In this paper we combine a measure of association derived from mining a spontaneou..

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