RANDOLPH A. MILLER, M.D.
To the editor: In response to Dr. Blois' questions (1) regarding my software review of The INTERNIST™ (2), I am providing additional information.
In testing the program, I selected two common and serious disorders, myocardial infarction and meningitis, from the list of diagnoses about which the program has information. Without reviewing the program's knowledge base regarding these conditions, I made up two brief prototypical scenarios for patients presenting with the conditions. I then ran each scenario once and only once.
Dr. Blois complains that he was unable to find the manifestations used for the patient scenarios when he looked for
MILLER RA. Software Review of The INTERNIST™. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:573. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-4-573_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(4):573.
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