Fuxue Xin

M.S. Biomedical Data Science

The Impact of Housing Condition on AMA among Pregnant and Postpartum Women with SUDs

Leaving treatment against medical advice (AMA) among pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorder (SUD) is influenced by various factors, including housing and other social determinants of health (age, insurance, SUDs and mental state). Housing instability can be a significant barrier for pregnant and postpartum women with SUD seeking treatment. Lack of stable housing can lead to difficulties in accessing care, completing treatment programs, and maintaining recovery. This study aims to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of utilizing natural language processing to extract housing information from clinical notes, validate model performance. The dataset is coming from a clinical chart for patients in the Rainbow/Mending Rainbow program at Elam Mental Health Center (EMHC) at Meharry.