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Patients’ Diagnostic Accuracy is Better than Physicians!

Posted by Jason Maude on Mon, Oct 07, 2013 @ 11:52 AM

Perhaps a controversial headline but a study recently appeared in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) ‘Physicians' diagnostic accuracy, confidence and resource requests which revealed some rather shocking figures about the levels of physicians’ diagnostic accuracy, confidence and the contribution to diagnostic accuracy made by lab tests and imaging.

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Topics: symptom checker, symptom checkers, patient engagement, diagnostic decision support

Symptom checker-Pivotal tool for patient engagement

Posted by Jason Maude on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 11:17 AM

As the patient engagement juggernaut gathers pace, the National eHealth Collaborative has recently weighed in with a Patient Engagement Framework

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Topics: symptom checker, symptoms, patient engagement

Symptom Checker- the ultimate tool for patient empowerment

Posted by Jason Maude on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

The advent of a new generation of symptom checker finally empowers patients to make sense of medical information using their own pattern of symptoms and take greater control of their health. In this new era the patient will be able to work more collaboratively with their doctor rather than be a passive recipient.  

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Topics: Differential diagnosis, symptom checker, patient engagement, patient empowerment

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