When a panel of licensed health-care professionals compared two responses to patient’s questions:  ChatGPT’s response to a patient’s questions compared to a medical doctor’s response to the same patient’s questions.

  1. ChatGPT won, by a landslide.
  2. In fact, the panel of medical experts preferred ChatGPT’s responses to nearly 200 “doctor-patient” exchanges 79 per cent of the time.
  3. ChatGPT’s responses were four times more likely than the real doctors to be ranked good, or very good quality, and 10 times more likely to be empathetic, or very empathetic.

Medical doctors could use ChatGPT as an AI assistant to help answer patient’s questions — not only to help improve the workflow for providers, but to also improve the quality of the responses that patients receive.

Each patient question could first be responded to by ChatGPT. Then a medical doctor could review the response. Modify if required. And then send to the patient. This will improve the doctor’s efficiency and decrease his/her workload. ChatGPT will not ever replace the medical doctor. And the cost of this service to patients is almost free.

Who said that there are no free lunches in America?

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