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MYCIN is a computer system that provides consultation to the physician to assist in establishing the proper diagnosis and therapy for patients with infectious disease problems. Decisions are made by the system according to rules given to the system by experts in infectious disease. The system uses clinical data relating to the patient and laboratory findings such as organism identification from cultures and sensitivity test results. Its memory stores knowledge about organisms and antibiotics that is pertinent to MYCIN'S scope of problem solving.
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Computer-Based Medical Consultations: MYCIN.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:831. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-831_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):831.
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