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Online symptom checkers: You’ll still want to call a doctor when something’s wrong with you

November 14, 2016


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Sally Key
November 19, 2016

I am an 84 year old female!
my pulse rate is staying low. 123/71 heart rate 46. when I first got up!

November 15, 2016

Obviously, the doctors weren’t perfect — they had a 28% error rate for the number one most likely diagnosis.

Monique Tello, MD, MPH
November 15, 2016

Yes, but better than the computers’ 65% error rate.

November 16, 2016

Also, the doctor can ask more questions, examine you, and order any tests that may help narrow down that diagnosis.

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