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dc.contributor.authorHur, B
dc.contributor.authorHardefeldt, LY
dc.contributor.authorVerspoor, K
dc.contributor.authorBaldwin, T
dc.contributor.authorGilkerson, JR
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-17T05:58:29Z
dc.date.available2020-12-17T05:58:29Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-01
dc.identifier.citationHur, B., Hardefeldt, L. Y., Verspoor, K., Baldwin, T. & Gilkerson, J. R. (2019). Using natural language processing and VetCompass to understand antimicrobial usage patterns in Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal, 97, (8), pp.298-300. Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1111/avj.12836.
dc.identifier.issn0005-0423
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/255409
dc.description.abstractBackground Currently there is an incomplete understanding of antimicrobial usage patterns in veterinary clinics in Australia, but such knowledge is critical for the successful implementation and monitoring of antimicrobial stewardship programs. Methods VetCompass Australia collects medical records from 181 clinics in Australia (as of May 2018). These records contain detailed information from individual consultations regarding the medications dispensed. One unique aspect of VetCompass Australia is its focus on applying natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning techniques to analyse the records, similar to efforts conducted in other medical studies. Results The free text fields of 4,394,493 veterinary consultation records of dogs and cats between 2013 and 2018 were collated by VetCompass Australia and NLP techniques applied to enable the querying of the antimicrobial usage within these consultations. Conclusion The NLP algorithms developed matched antimicrobial in clinical records with 96.7% accuracy and an F1 Score of 0.85, as evaluated relative to expert annotations. This dataset can be readily queried to demonstrate the antimicrobial usage patterns of companion animal practices throughout Australia.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley
dc.sourceAustralian Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship conference
dc.titleUsing natural language processing and VetCompass to understand antimicrobial usage patterns in Australia
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/avj.12836
melbourne.affiliation.departmentVeterinary Biosciences
melbourne.affiliation.departmentComputing and Information Systems
melbourne.source.titleAustralian Veterinary Journal
melbourne.source.volume97
melbourne.source.issue8
melbourne.source.pages298-300
melbourne.elementsid1399688
melbourne.contributor.authorGilkerson, James
melbourne.contributor.authorHardefeldt, Laura
melbourne.contributor.authorVerspoor, Cornelia
melbourne.contributor.authorBaldwin, Timothy
melbourne.contributor.authorHur, Brian
melbourne.contributor.authorHur, Brian
dc.identifier.eissn1751-0813
melbourne.event.locationTwin Waters, Queensland
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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