Nice study design from what I can tell from the synopsis on HDM. It was good that the authors used common symptom checker already available. I think this study tells us what lay persons and physicians already know… the grid through which fact are filtered is an important determinant in prioritizing meaningful information. Perspective and experience matters. Given the myriad of ways that humans experience and report symptoms, it will take sophisticated AI to mimic good medical decision-making.
Symptom websites, apps pale in comparison to diagnoses by physicians, says Ateev Mehrotra, MD.