Antimicrobial selection by a computer. A blinded evaluation by infectious diseases experts.

  title={Antimicrobial selection by a computer. A blinded evaluation by infectious diseases experts.},
  author={Victor L. Yu and Lawrence M. Fagan and S M Wraith and William J. Clancey and A. Carlisle Scott and John F. Hannigan and Robert L. Blum and Bruce G. Buchanan and Sanford N. Cohen},
  volume={242 12},
An evaluation of a computer-based consultation system called MYCIN was made. Eight independent evaluators with special expertise in the management of meningitis compared MYCIN's choice of antimicrobials with the choices of nine human prescribers for ten test cases of meningitis. MYCIN received an acceptability rating of 65% by the evaluators; the corresponding ratings for acceptability of the regimen prescribed by the five faculty specialists ranged from 42.5% to 62.5%. The system never failed… CONTINUE READING
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