A proposed method for generating question tests based on prescription drug name similarity

Keita Nabeta, Hirotsugu Ishida, Masaomi Kimura, Michiko Ohkura, Fumito Tsuchiya

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Abstract

An educational program aimed at orienting medical staff on proper prescription drug use needs to be implemented to avoid medical errors. Presently, pharmacists are guided by information provided in package inserts. However, these inserts are not suitable educational materials because their descriptions are usually very complex. A huge effort is needed to create educational materials for each of the 20,000 prescription drugs currently used in Japan. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a learning support system with functions that can generate educational materials automatically from a drug information database. Here, we propose a method for generating multiple-choice tests that allows students to associate brand and generic drug names based on similarity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2011 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Pages449-452
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 26
Event3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2011 - Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands
Duration: 2011 May 62011 May 8

Publication series

NameCSEDU 2011 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Volume1

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2011
CountryNetherlands
CityNoordwijkerhout
Period11/5/611/5/8

Keywords

  • Drug information
  • Medical education
  • Medical safety
  • Prescription drug name

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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    Nabeta, K., Ishida, H., Kimura, M., Ohkura, M., & Tsuchiya, F. (2011). A proposed method for generating question tests based on prescription drug name similarity. In CSEDU 2011 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education (pp. 449-452). (CSEDU 2011 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education; Vol. 1).