Exploring the Use of a Network Model in Drug Prescription Support for Dental Clinics

Wee Pheng Goh, Xiaohui Tao, Ji Zhang, Jianming Yong, Yongrui Qin, Elizabeth Zhixin Goh, Aimin Hu

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Abstract

With more patients taking multiple medications and the increasing digital availability of diagnostic data such as treatment notes and x-ray images, the importance of decision support systems to help dentists in their treatment planning cannot be over emphasised. Based on the hypothesis that a higher similarity ratio between drugs in a drug-pair indicates that the combination of the drug-pair has a higher chance of an adverse interaction, this paper describes an efficient approach in extracting feature vectors from the drugs in a drug-pair to compute the similarity ratio between them. The feature vectors are obtained through a network model where the information of the drugs are represented as nodes and the relationships between them represented as edges. Experimental evaluation of our model yielded a superior F score of 74%. The use of a network model will drive research efforts into more efficient data-mining algorithms for information retrieval, similarity search and machine learning. Since it is important to avoid drug allergies when prescribing drugs, our work when integrated within the clinical work-flow will reduce prescription errors thereby increasing health outcomes for patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 5th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC2018)
EditorsJuan E. Guerrero
PublisherIEEE
Pages168-172
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728102078
ISBN (Print)9781728102085
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Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2019
Event5th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing - National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 12 Nov 201814 Nov 2018
Conference number: 5
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Conference5th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing
Abbreviated titleBESC 2018
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period12/11/1814/11/18
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Pheng Goh, W., Tao, X., Zhang, J., Yong, J., Qin, Y., Zhixin Goh, E., & Hu, A. (2019). Exploring the Use of a Network Model in Drug Prescription Support for Dental Clinics. In J. E. Guerrero (Ed.), The 5th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC2018) (pp. 168-172). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/BESC.2018.8697814