Artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT diagnosed patients rushed to emergency at least as well as doctors and in some cases outperformed them, Dutch researchers have found, saying AI could "revolutionise the medical field."
But the report published Wednesday also stressed ER doctors needn't hang up their scrubs just yet, with the chatbot potentially able to speed up diagnosis but not replace human medical judgement and experience.
They then compared the chatbot's shortlist to the same five diagnoses suggested by ER doctors with access to the same information, then cross-checked with the correct diagnosis in each case.
Scientists examined 30 cases treated in an emergency service in the Netherlands in 2022, feeding in anonymized patient history, lab tests and the doctors' own observations to ChatGPT, asking it to provide five possible diagnoses.
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