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The battle of doctors vs. machines in clinical diagnoses
 

The battle of doctors vs. machines in clinical diagnoses

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Digital technology and AI has made an impact in the world of medicine. But can digital diagnosticians match or possibly outperform human physicians?
 
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12 Oct 2016 - General
 
Actually there is a real misconduct between the manual diagnosis making and the digital diagnosis making. I have lots of experiences too. Sometimes after we make a diagnosis for a patient, several investigation reports lead us to another different pathway to a different diagnosis. Once our team did a surgery for the correction of gastroschiasis. Then the neonate was cared in the intensive care unit. 4-5 days later the baby developed abdominal distension with billious vomiting. He did not pass st...
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Nowadays, the technology really evovle to its highest level. It only proves that anything is now possible with this new era however, the downside of this is, it can fail since there is no definite assessment done to the patient, no laboratory result and as well as the history of the patient should be included. Doctors are trained and was exposed to different types of diseases. Some people may have 3 or more symptoms of a certain disease, but that doesn't mean the patient has it. They may hav...
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There is no question that doctors will get the diagnosis better than Google. It would take a lot of catching up for the machine and dumbing down by the doctors to even reach equal footing. Doctors have spent all the prime of their lives (where we can cram and absorb information with ease) studying and undergoing training to make sure that every patient gets an appropriate work-up and diagnosis. There is also such a thing called the clinical eye that comes with actually seeing the patient. A doct...
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No amount of technology can replace a medical degree. Just as a comparison of mechanical/ anatomical parts - the function of the human brain is diverse and endless. It can do a lot more than computing - it can analyze, it can formulate etc. A computer on the other hand, can analyze to a certain degree, but this is limited because there’s a limit to the clause that you can input into a program. Also, diagnosing a disease is not mathematical - - its more than just symptom+ symptom = disease. In fa...
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I don't think any symptom checker or symptom analysis program can replace the need of a doctor. These programs can bring a range of differential diagnosis, but may not the correct one. And only symptoms described by patients are not enough, you need to have physical examination findings too. That can be performed by a doctor only. However, these technological advances can aid the doctors in diagnosis. Because computer programs can save information precisely, there is no human error. A doctor...
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Ever since technological revolution began, there was a fight between the humans and machines. With the advancements in science and technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, molecular engineering and other highly advanced sciences, the fight has been pretty intensified. This is a problem particularly in the field of medicine where we deal with human beings. A machine building a bridge better than humans, or drawing an architectural design better than a human architect do is n...
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Today’s era of advanced technology may have its downsides, as information floating around freely can prompt people to self-diagnose and try to cure themselves. However, a balance has to be struck between information from the internet and diagnosis from a real physician. From what I see, both patients and health care professianlas alike can benefit from today’s technological advancements. Patients can look to apps and information to help learn more about their conditions and manage them well. Thi...
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Digital technology has a superlative and extensive role in the field of medical including medicine. Digital technology is although created by a human but it is challenging the supremacy of human in a wide range of diagnostic disciplines and recommendations. This research has shown that latest digital technologies are performing in a better way than human because digital technology has fewer chances of errors. It is the reason the computer based technologic inventions has reduced the medication ...
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