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2021 May 30

Dermatol Ther (Heidelb)

A Qualitative Analysis of Provider Notes of Atopic Dermatitis-Related Visits Using Natural Language Processing Methods.


Pierce EJ, Boytsov NN, Vasey JJ, Sudaria TC, Liu X, Lavelle KW, Bogdanov AN, Goldblum OM
Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2021 May 30.
PMID: 34056694.


Real-world disease management of atopic dermatitis (AD) is hampered by a lack of consistency between providers that treat AD regarding assessment of severity, disease activity, and quality of life. Variability and inconsistency in documentation makes it difficult to understand the impact of AD. This study summarizes AD-related symptoms and concerns captured in unstructured qualitative provider notes by healthcare providers during visits with patients with AD.