KevinMD June 9, 2023
Harry Severance, MD

A recent Medpage Today article reviews a research article published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Nidhi Subbaraman, in a topic-related Wall Street Journal article, also reviews this JAMA article and several pilot AI doctor response programs currently undergoing clinical testing.

Both of these reviews indicate that AI-created responses to patient-driven online questions posed to doctors are viewed more favorably (by the patients) and rated as having greater empathy than the doctor’s responses.

I reviewed this evolving phenomenon in my previous article. I pointed out that AI has already been able to pass medical school admission exams, medical board certification exams, and state medical licensing exams. AI was also found better at interpreting complicated imaging studies and tests and noted as better...

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