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Chief Complaint Classification
ericadar@hotmail.com
Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Joined: 12/19/2015
Posts: 1


Hi,

I've been working on wrangling a list of 3000+ chief complaints in our database; most are free text entries.  I settled on the CCC-EDS system by Thompson:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1197/j.aem.2006.02.013/epdf

algorithm:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1197/j.aem.2006.02.013/asset/supinfo/ACEM_774_sm_Chief_Complaint_Algorithm.pdf?v=1&s=0711f1e3d39aa9e5c5b2ae58bd4514832f65f1d2

There are interesting systems that are able to automatically classify the CC with naive bayes but only do so for very small list of syndromes:

https://www.rods.pitt.edu/site/

My questions are:

  • What are people doing with this?  Do you disallow free-text entry of CC and work with a limited list like CCC-EDS for triage?
  • Is anyone aware of code to automatically classify free text into CCC-EDS like categories using naive bayes or other NLP (natural language processing) or regular expressions?
  • Are you aware of other (better) CC classification systems than CCC-EDS?
Thanks, Eric.
Milwaukee, WI


 
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