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Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research

Irwin Epstein


Clinical data-mining (CDM) involves the conceptualization, extraction, analysis, and interpretation of available clinical data for practice knowledge-building, clinical decision-making, and practitioner reflection. Depending upon the type of data mined, CDM can be qualitative or quantitative; it is generally retrospective, but may be meaningfully combined with original data collection. Any research method that relies on the contents of case records or information systems data inevitably has limitations, but with proper safeguards these can be minimized. Among CDM's strengths however, are that ... More

Keywords: practice knowledge-building, practitioner reflection, clinical decision-making, data collection, consulting principles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195335521
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335521.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irwin Epstein, author
Hunter College