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JAMA Ophthalmology investigates the accuracy claims of this convenient modality
I’m Dr. Doug Katsev for the Medical News Minute
Published in JAMA Ophthalmology, a look at the WebMD Symptom Checker and its accuracy. The correct diagnosis was obtained using the symptom checker in only 38% of cases.
What’s the take-home message?
It can be summed up in a recent cartoon I saw: “Don’t confuse my medical diploma with your Google search page!”
I'm Dr. Doug Katsev for the Medical News Minute.