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Individualized sepsis treatment using reinforcement learning

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Reinforcement learning is applied to two large databases of electronic health records for patients admitted to an intensive care unit to identify individualized treatment strategies for correcting hypotension in sepsis.

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  1. Department of Computer Science and Applied Math and Statistics, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

    • Suchi Saria
  2. Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

    • Suchi Saria
  3. Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

    • Suchi Saria


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S.S. has received research support from the American Heart Association (Dallas) and an honorarium from AbbVie (Chicago) and has an ownership interest in Patient Ping (Boston) and Bayesian Health (Baltimore).

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