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Natural language processing and its implications for the future of medication safety: a narrative review of recent advances and challenges.

Wong A, Plasek JM, Montecalvo SP, et al. Natural Language Processing and Its Implications for the Future of Medication Safety: A Narrative Review of Recent Advances and Challenges. Pharmacotherapy. 2018;38(8):822-841. doi:10.1002/phar.2151.

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September 5, 2018
Wong A, Plasek JM, Montecalvo SP, et al. Pharmacotherapy. 2018;38(8):822-841.

Natural language processing (NLP) can efficiently analyze large narrative data sets to identify adverse events. Exploring the application of NLP to reduce medication errors, this AHRQ-funded review describes challenges associated with using NLP to extract information from clinical sources and highlights how engaging pharmacists in developing NLP systems can improve medication safety.

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Wong A, Plasek JM, Montecalvo SP, et al. Natural Language Processing and Its Implications for the Future of Medication Safety: A Narrative Review of Recent Advances and Challenges. Pharmacotherapy. 2018;38(8):822-841. doi:10.1002/phar.2151.