Machine Learning Based Emergency Patient Classification System

Supattra Puttinaovarat, Siwipa Pruitikanee, Jinda Kongcharoen, Paramate Horkaew


Public Health Office and the risk map created from the patient information. Many provincial hospitals currently have to admit a large number of patients to their emergency room. Each year, the number outgrow limited medical resources, causing tremendous operational delay, and thus undermining quality of medical services. In addition, existing ER flows remain lacking means of communicating with patients’ relatives and notifying them with treatment status of patients under their care. To addresses these concerns, registered nurses with experiences are required not only to make initial patient screening and prioritization, but also to serve as liaison between physicians and patients’ relatives. These double tasks impose great burden to already overloaded medical staffs. An emergency patient classification system, based on support vector machine was developed. It was implemented as a web application, written in PHP, and running on MySQL database. GIS technology was employed to analyze spatial data and producing relevant reports. The proposed system could classify emergency patient into different groups based on their severity, according to the government standard. The resultant recommendation, verified by a nurse on duty, as well as treatment status were presented to patients’ relatives on a digital screen. Moreover, the hospital was able to use the summarized reports, in both standard and spatial forms, for its managerial purposes. The develop system could help the hospital to make the most of their limit resources for treating emergency patients. The produced reports were useful for making relevant policies and executive planning.


Emergency Patient Classification, Emergency Room; Hospital Information System; Spatial Analysis; Machine Learning

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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