Tag: modelling

A Prediction Algorithm for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in New Zealand

Summer of Research project by Nick James, supervised by Dr. Patrick Gladding (University of Auckland). Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a genetic condition which causes an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death (3-4 times the risk of early death). It is estimated to affect 1:300 people in the general population of New Zealand. There …

A data mining project using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey dataset

Summer of Research project by Josh Atwal, supervised by Dr. Jichao Zhao (University of Auckland). Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained heart rhythm disturbance. At present, 25% of the New Zealand population who are 40 years old or more will experience AF in their lifetime. AF increases morbidity and mortality. The aim of …

Using modelling to improve efficiency at Dargaville Medical Centre

Summer of Research project by Lucy McSweeney, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Michael O’Sullivan Jnr (University of Auckland) Creating a model of how patients and staff use and provide services at a health clinic can help that clinic operate more efficiently. Dargaville Medical Centre (DMC) is a large General Practice in Northland with 12 …