Visualizing Patterns of Drug Prescriptions with EventFlow: A Pilot Study of Asthma Medications in the Military Health System
OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL (ARMY) FALLS CHURCH VA
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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.
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