Improving the quality of patient care using reliability measures: a classification tree approach

Graham, P. L., Kuhnpert, P. M., Cook, D. A. and Mengerson, K. (2006) Improving the quality of patient care using reliability measures: a classification tree approach. Statistics in Medicine, 26 1: 184-196. doi:10.1002/sim.2461


Author Graham, P. L.
Kuhnpert, P. M.
Cook, D. A.
Mengerson, K.
Title Improving the quality of patient care using reliability measures: a classification tree approach
Journal name Statistics in Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0277-6715
1097-0258
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/sim.2461
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 184
End page 196
Total pages 13
Place of publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Subject 010401 Applied Statistics
Abstract This paper considers the application and interpretation of new reliability measures for a classification tree-based medical risk assessment tool. Following the construction of a classification tree reliability measures may then be used to provide an estimate of the precision of the classification and the probability in each terminal node of the classification tree. Identification of unreliable nodes (those that have low precision) in this application may indicate patient groups requiring closer monitoring or scenarios in which further information about the patient is required, thereby providing medical practitioners with an avenue for more informed decision making. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Keyword binary response
health
intensive care
recursive partitioning
quality monitoring
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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