Using AI to predict inpatient outcomes

Research Pulse podcast: Episode 13

In this episode, we discuss research using machine learning to predict patient outcomes within the first 24 hours of arriving at hospital after a stroke.

We speak to Dr Stephen Bacchi, neurology registrar and researcher at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He won the SA Health Young Professional of the Year award in 2021, and is currently a finalist for the upcoming 2023 South Australian Science Excellence and Innovation Awards for his PhD work. 

We learn about:

  • uncertainty in medicine
  • artificial intelligence development and implementation
  • how machine learning is helping to predict length of stay and facilitate timely discharge from hospital

About the research

Dr Stephen Bacchi is a neurology registrar and researcher at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Mentioned in this episode are two published studies; one to derive AI models, and one to validate the models. Publication of the implementation study of these algorithms is underway. 

Published studies relating to general medicine (1) and (2) and surgery are also discussed.



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