Online symptom checkers often get it wrong

Online symptom checkers are frequently wrong and their triage advice is overly cautious, a review finds. The analysis included 23 online symptom checkers across common clinical conditions in three triage categories of urgent (eg, pulmonary embolism); non urgent (eg, otitis media); and self-care (eg, viral URTI). Overall the symptom checkers provided the correct diagnosis first in ...

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