The Computer: Guidance in Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Phil P. Manning
  • Lois Debakey


The simplistic idea of a computer “making a diagnosis” has been replaced by the recognition that modern decision-support systems entail several related tasks: gathering data, identifying disease categories, assessing individual patient prognosis, suggesting further evaluations, and perhaps educating the physician.1–3 Decision support is no longer an unexplored topic; innumerable articles have been published on the subject, and national and international groups on decision-support systems have been established.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phil P. Manning
    • 1
  • Lois Debakey
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.New OrleansUSA

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