Application of market–basket analysis on healthcare

Abishek B. Rao, Jammula Surya Kiran, Poornalatha G

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Data analysis plays a vital role in the present era as it helps us to understand the patterns by exploring it in meaningful ways. Market—basket is one of the main methods used to find frequently occurring items in a transactional database and many researchers use the Apriori algorithm for this purpose. This paper presents the application of Market Basket Analysis to the healthcare section. The present work tries to find frequent diseases that occur together in an area by using the Apriori algorithm. This could help the residents of an area to be more cautious about the frequently occurring diseases and take all possible precautionary measures to safeguard their health. In addition, it could also help the doctors so that, they are ready with required medications to treat the patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Strategy and Management


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