The MIMIC II database demo is a subset of 4,000 (of over 32,000) patients from the MIMIC II database. These data are located here: http://physionet.org/mimic2/demo/.
No living patients are included in the demo subset (although many of these patients lived for up to several years followingi their ICU admissions documented in this data set). Although these data are exempt from HIPAA requirements for protecting health information of living individuals, the data have been very carefully deidentified, and we have removed free-text notes and reports as a further measure to reduce the possibility of disclosing information that might be used to identify these patients.
INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON FOR DATA MINING¶
Python is a great language for data mining. It has a lot of great libraries for exploring, modeling, and visualizing data. To get started I would recommend downloading the Anaconda Package. It comes with most of the libraries you will need and provides and IDE and package manager.