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Computer Diagnosis of Acute Abdominal Pain

  • D. F. Graham
  • G. Kenny
  • R. Wright
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 5)

Abstract

Emergency consultations for acute abdominal pain represent 10% of the work load of an Accident and Emergency Department (1). Whilst a minority of patients (10%) arrive unannounced, most have been referred by a General Medical Practitioner. Owing to the relatively low incidence of acute abdominal pain in the community, the General Practitioner is unlikely to reach a correct diagnosis in more than 30% of patients. In the United Kingdom it is customary for hospital referred patients to be examined initially by Junior Hospital Surgical Staff who decide whether admission for treatment is indicated.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Acute Appendicitis British Medical Journal Diverticular Disease Acute Abdominal Pain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Graham
    • 1
  • G. Kenny
    • 2
  • R. Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department of SurgeryRoyal InfirmaryGlasgowScotland, UK
  2. 2.University of GlasgowScotland, UK

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