Volume 5, Number 3—June 1999
Application of Data Mining to Intensive Care Unit Microbiologic Data1
|Template type||Left (be1)||Right (be2)||Explanation|
|Exclude||(R~Antibiotic)||(Anything)||Want antibiotic sensitivity info on the right only.|
|Exclude||(Anything)||(Source)||Source of infection is not an outcome. Therefore, exclude all rules with a source on the right.|
|Exclude||(NS OR Org GrMP)||(NS OR Org OR GrMP||NS, Org, and GrMp are more informative if kept together in either a group or an outcome.|
|Exclude||(Loc)||(Org OR GrMp) AND (R~Antibiotic)||If the left contains location, then exclude rules that have Org and R~Antibiotic or GrMp and R~Antibiotic.|
|Include||(Org OR Loc)||(R~Antibiotic OR GrMp OR Org) AND Not (Loc)||Include rules whose groups are Org- or Loc-specific and whose outcomes are Antibiotic- or GrMp-specific.|
be1 and be2, Boolean expressions; R, resistant; NS, nosocomial; OR, "or"; Org, organism; GrMp, Gram stain and morphology; Loc, Location.
1Presented in part at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, March 8-11, 1998, Atlanta, Georgia.