Independent Reviews

A number of independent reviews of Differential Diagnostic Generators or Symptom Checkers have now appeared. Isabel has appeared at the top for all of them although we believe the reviewers should broaden their criteria to include other important aspects such as the ease and speed of use and ability to integrate into other electronic tools.

Differential Diagnosis Generators: an Evaluation of Currently Available Computer Programs

We identified evaluation criteria through consensus, applied these criteria to describe the features of DDX generators, and tested performance using cases from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM©) and the Medical Knowledge...

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The Effectiveness of Electronic Differential Diagnoses (DDX) Generators: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the efficacy and utility of DDX generators. We undertook a comprehensive search of the literature including 16 databases from inception...

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Evaluation of symptom checkers for self diagnosis and triage: audit study

For symptom checkers that provided a diagnosis, our main outcomes were whether the symptom checker listed the correct diagnosis first or within the first 20 potential diagnoses...

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Reducing diagnostic error using decision support on rounds

Dahlgren Memorial Library’s Clinical Informationist provides information support for clinicians at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) on daily patient rounds. As part of...

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