Discriminant Chronicles Mining

Application to Care Pathways Analytics
  • Yann DauxaisEmail author
  • Thomas Guyet
  • David Gross-Amblard
  • André Happe
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10259)


Pharmaco-epidemiology (PE) is the study of uses and effects of drugs in well defined populations. As medico-administrative databases cover a large part of the population, they have become very interesting to carry PE studies. Such databases provide longitudinal care pathways in real condition containing timestamped care events, especially drug deliveries. Temporal pattern mining becomes a strategic choice to gain valuable insights about drug uses. In this paper we propose DCM, a new discriminant temporal pattern mining algorithm. It extracts chronicle patterns that occur more in a studied population than in a control population. We present results on the identification of possible associations between hospitalizations for seizure and anti-epileptic drug switches in care pathway of epileptic patients.


Temporal pattern mining Knowledge discovery Pharmaco-epidemiology Medico-administrative databases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yann Dauxais
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas Guyet
    • 2
  • David Gross-Amblard
    • 1
  • André Happe
    • 3
  1. 1.Rennes University 1/IRISA-UMR6074RennesFrance
  3. 3.CHRU BREST/EA-7449 REPERESBrestFrance

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