Identification of patient concerns on thyroid hormone replacement therapy from patient reviews of levothyroxine

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: PARK, Sohyun (Seoul National University, Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy and Outcomes Research (PEPOR), Seoul, Korea, Republic Of)
  • Co-author(s): Sohyun Park: Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy and Outcomes Research (PEPOR), College of pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
    Youran Noh: Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy and Outcomes Research (PEPOR), College of pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
    Ik Tae Kwon: Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy and Outcomes Research (PEPOR), College of pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
    Song Hee Hong: Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy and Outcomes Research (PEPOR), College of pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
  • Abstract:

    Methods

    We collected patient reviews from WebMD (1,037 reviews about generic levothyroxine and 1,075 reviews about the brand version) posted between September 1, 2007 and January 30, 2017. We used natural language processing (NLP) that includes tokenization, stop words and stemming to do text mining on medication reviews. We identified topics

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