Clinical Judgement Study using Question Answering from Electronic Health Records
; Proceedings of the 4th Machine Learning for Healthcare Conference, PMLR 106:216-229, 2019.
Clinical judgement studies are essential for recognising the causal relation of a medication with adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Traditionally, these studies are conducted via expert manual chart review. By contrast, we propose an end-to-end deep learning question answering model to automatically infer such causal relations. Our proposed model identifies the causal relation by answering a subset of Naranjo questionnaire Naranjo et al. (1981) from electronic health records. It employs multi-level attention layers along with local and global context while answering these questions. Our proposed model achieves a macro-weighted F-score of 0.4598 - 0.5142 across the selected questions and an overall F-score of 0.5011. We also did an ablation study to validate the importance of local and global context for the model.