RANDOLPH A. MILLER, M.D.
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.
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
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