Computer aided diagnosis of acute abdominal pain: a multicentre study.

@article{Adams1986ComputerAD,
  title={Computer aided diagnosis of acute abdominal pain: a multicentre study.},
  author={I D Adams and Miranda Chan and P C Clifford and William Cooke and V Dallos and F T de Dombal and Margaret H. Edwards and Dene Hancock and Dan Hewett and N Mcintyre},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1986},
  volume={293 6550},
  pages={800-4}
}
A multicentre study of computer aided diagnosis for patients with acute abdominal pain was performed in eight centres with over 250 participating doctors and 16,737 patients. Performance in diagnosis and decision making was compared over two periods: a test period (when a small computer system was provided to aid diagnosis) and a baseline period (before the system was installed). The two periods were well matched for type of case and rate of accrual. The system proved reliable and was used in… CONTINUE READING

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