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Meditel, as described in the operator's manual, is the result of an ". . . enormous undertaking, was successfully completed in 1987, and . . . is the product of a two-decade Odyssey in computer-assisted diagnosis." Initially developed at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the 1960s on mainframe technology, this program falls far short of its claim as an office-based tool with a list of 1160 differential diagnoses.
After selecting from a list of 385 possible "findings" (clinical and laboratory results), the user reviews a list of possible diagnoses, each of which is assigned an RGOF (relative
Meditel: Computer Assisted Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:719. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-112-9-719_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(9):719.
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