Can big data help cancer patients avoid ER visits?

For this project, doctors and data miners are specifically focusing on lung cancer patients | ScienceDaily

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By flagging things like recent lab tests, radiology visits, or patient-reported symptoms, Penn’s team is hoping to come up with a formula that will predict when a patient is likely to end up visiting the emergency room. Right now, the formula can predict an estimated one out of every three ER visits, giving doctors the chance to take action before a patient gets to that point.

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