We assessed the accuracy of triage decisions provided by an AI-based application. When compared to the human clinicians’ consensus triage decisions, the AI-based application performed equal or better than individual human clinicians.
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Accurate medical triage is essential for improving patient outcomes and efficient healthcare delivery. Patients increasingly rely on artificial intelligence (AI)-based applications to access healthcare information, including medical triage advice. We assessed the accuracy of triage decisions provided by an AI-based application. We presented 50 clinical vignettes to the AI-based application, seven emergency medicine providers, and five internal medicine physicians. We compared the triage decisions of the AI-based application to those of the individual providers as well as their consensus decisions. When compared to the human clinicians’ consensus triage decisions, the AI-based application performed equal or better than individual human clinicians.
Keywords: artificial intelligence in medicine, triage, misdiagnosis, clinical decision support system, clinical variability, value in healthcare, healthcare application, healthcare expenditure
Delshad, S., Dontaraju, V. S., & Chengat, V. (2021). Artificial Intelligence-Based Application Provides Accurate Medical Triage Advice When Compared to Consensus Decisions of Healthcare Providers. Cureus, 13(8), e16956. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.16956
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