Accession Number:

ADA588018

Title:

Visualizing Patterns of Drug Prescriptions with EventFlow: A Pilot Study of Asthma Medications in the Military Health System

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL (ARMY) FALLS CHURCH VA

Report Date:

2013-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense were interested in detecting sub-optimal use of long-acting beta-agonists LABAs in asthmatics within the Military Health System MHS. Visualizing the patterns of asthma medication use surrounding a LABA prescription is a quick way to detect possible sub-optimal use for further evaluation. Analysis of 100 asthma patients was conducted in EventFlow to display and summarize timepoint and interval data. Epidemiologists reported that EventFlow was a powerful tool for rapidly visualizing possible patterns of sub-optimal LABA use that can be targeted for intervention.

Subject Categories:

  • Pharmacology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE