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A Deep Learning Platform for GP Referral Triage

Countering bias in the health system Heart disease is the leading cause of preventable mortality in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is a disease which disproportionately affects certain groups such as Māori – who have higher rates of ischaemic heart disease (or coronary heart disease) and stroke but have lower access to health care. It is …

Interpretable Machine Learning

The “black box” metaphor is commonly used to refer to the lack of understanding of how modern Machine Learning (ML) systems make decisions. Researchers are working actively to remedy this situation which is especially problematic in Healthcare where legal accountability and ethics have to be taken into account in the decision-making process. Consequently, the industry …

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Surgical Outcome Calculator

Present methods for describing surgical outcomes greatly underestimate the risks to patients. The aim of this project is to find a method that describes post-operative risk more accurately and then develop a surgical risk calculator. The research is wide-reaching and is expected to improve estimates of surgical mortality needed for informed consent, improved shared decision-making, …