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Machine-learning model may help detect undiagnosed dementia

July 20, 2018

A study led by the University of Plymouth in the UK has indicated the potential use of a machine-learning model to detect undiagnosed dementia in primary care.

During the study, the machine-learning model captured read-encoded data from 26,483 patients in participating National Health Service (NHS) general practice (GP) surgeries in Devon. The patients were more than 65 years of age.

Clinical and administrative data was used to train the machine-learning classification model to detect patients with signs of underlying dementia, considering factors such as weight and blood pressure.