How does your doctor measure up against an App in diagnostic accuracy?

How does your doctor measure up against an App in diagnostic accuracy?

Here's an interesting report comparing the diagnostic accuracy of physicians with symptom checkers: jamanetwork.com/journals/ja...

Reassuringly, 'Physicians listed the correct diagnosis first more often across all vignettes compared to symptom checkers (72.1% vs 34.0%) as well as in the top three diagnoses listed (84.3% v 51.2%)'.

The symptom checker validation report can be found here:

bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h34...

The standardized patient vignettes used, along with the diagnosis and triage accuracy for each symptom checker can be found here:

bmj.com/content/bmj/suppl/2...

Slashdot discussion:

science.slashdot.org/story/...

Neil

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  • Stunning and different photo Neil.

    Sue

  • Glad you liked nature's crystal ball; a drop of water on a farm fence wire capturing in miniature the gum trees in the paddock.

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