How Twitter can help predict emergency room visits

15 abril 2015

Researchers analyzed asthma-related tweets, along with data from air quality sensors, to successfully predict how many asthma sufferers would visit the emergency room on a given day. «We realized that asthma is one of the biggest traffic generators in the emergency department,» an author said. «Often what happens is that there are not the right people in the ED to treat these patients, or not the right equipment, and that causes a lot of unforeseen problems.»