Accession Number : ADA299980

Title :   User's Evaluation of the Navy Computer-Assisted Medical Diagnosis (NCAMD) System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Merrill, Lex L. ; Pearsall, Dianna M.

PDF Url : ADA299980

Report Date : 17 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Numerous computer-assisted medical diagnosis (CAMD) software programs have been created to aid clinicians in the diagnosis of disease (Waxman & Worley, 1990). These programs have been tested extensively and their diagnostic accuracy has been found to be, for certain diseases, better than that of the average clinician (de Dombal, 1989; McAdam et al., 1990; Patterson-Brown & Vipond, 1990). CAMD programs have also proven to be of value in the area of clinical education because they improve data collection procedures by imposing a structure upon the gathering of signs and symptoms of illness (Lawrence, Clifford, & Taylor, 1987). Despite the well-documented advantages of CAMD programs, there has been little use of the programs (de Dombal, Dallos, & McAdam, 1991). Therefore, it appears that CAMD programs are not used for reasons other than their diagnostic accuracy or their value to clinical education.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *MEDICAL SERVICES, *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, TEST AND EVALUATION, EDUCATION, NAVY, CLINICAL MEDICINE, DISEASES, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, ACCURACY, ILLNESS, DATA ACQUISITION, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE