Tag: risk prediction

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 …

Effects of resourcing on timely and effective care of patients in a lymphoedema clinic

Summer of Research project by Ellen Gibbs, AUT University, supervised by Sarah Marshall (AUT University). Computer models can help design specialist health clinics, giving patients the better care and using clinic resources efficiently. Ellen Gibbs created a simulation for a clinic dedicated to treating lymphoedema. Lymphoedema causes limbs to swell up with lymph fluid and …

A Public Health Calculator Website for Kiwis

Calibrated for Kiwis As a small country in the South Pacific, our uniqueness is often overlooked by health science researchers. Medical assessment tools are created and used based on research conducted in other countries with larger populations. While we have many similarities with these populations, we are not an identical match. Which is why one …