[Web4lib] Study: Google Helps Diagnose Difficult Medical Cases

Robert Sullivan robert.g.sullivan at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 09:02:26 EST 2006


"The authors of the British Medical Journal paper chose 26
difficult-to-diagnose cases published in the New England Journal of
Medicine in 2005, then Googled three to five search terms from each
case. The people doing the searches did not know the correct

"Google found the correct diagnosis in 15, or 58 percent, of the cases."

This article ends by referring people to Medline Plus for more medical

Bob Sullivan
Schenectady Digital History Archive
Schenectady County (NY) Public Library

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