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Journal Article

Screening electronic health record–related patient safety reports using machine learning.

Marella WM, Sparnon E, Finley E. J Patient Saf. 2014;13(1):31-36.

Voluntary error reporting systems are an important part of safety improvement programs, but difficulty in analyzing error reports has limited their utility. This study described the development of a machine learning algorithm to analyze free-text data in incident reports. The algorithm proved to be accurate in classifying events when compared to manual review.