- Posted by Emily
- On 12th April 2019
The Guardian has run a story detailing how London’s UCLH has created a tool forecasting 90% of patient no-shows, which could potentially save the NHS millions.
A leading hospital has developed artificial intelligence to predict which patients are most likely to miss appointments.
University College Hospital, in London, created an algorithm using records from 22,000 appointments for MRI scans, allowing it to identify 90% of patients who would turn out to be no-shows. The machine intelligence is not perfect – it also incorrectly flags about half of patients attending appointments as being at risk of not showing.
However, even an imprecise indication of which patients will attend could save hospitals vast sums of money and help cut waiting times.
Read the full story here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/apr/12/hospital-develops-ai-to-identify-patients-likely-to-skip-appointments