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Some are saying that chatgpt has better bedside manners than most doctors and could almost pass a medical licensing exam. Is this true?

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by Novice (940 points)
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This is true depending on recent studies and surveys. However the claim that ChatGPT can replace doctors is currently exaggerated. According to the WSJ, many doctors are utilizing large language models such as ChatGPT to improve their own efficiency when dealing with patients questions. A doctor is a knowledgeable resources and having the ability to double check quickly on a question is beneficial for both the patient and the doctor.

Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/dr-chatgpt-physicians-are-sending-patients-advice-using-ai-945cf60b

https://www.wsj.com/articles/dr-chatgpt-physicians-are-sending-patients-advice-using-ai-945cf60b
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by Apprentice (1.7k points)

This is partially true. According to new research (Ayers et al.), chatbot responses were preferred to physician responses to patient questions.They were rated higher in terms of quality and empathy. This study can be found here:

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2804309?utm_campaign=articlePDF&utm_medium=articlePDFlink&utm_source=articlePDF&utm_content=jamainternmed.2023.1838

However, according to this study (Ayoub et al.), medical instructions from medical institutions were rated higher than those from Chat GPT and Google. Here's the link for this study:

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaotolaryngology/article-abstract/2804300?utm_campaign=articlePDF&utm_medium=articlePDFlink&utm_source=articlePDF&utm_content=jamaoto.2023.0704

by Apprentice (1.1k points)
No, ChatGPT will not replace doctors. According to AlbertaDoctors.org in an article written by Dr. Rahul Mehta, he explained Chat GPT had the ability to conjure human-like responses to questions, however, AI is (not yet*) able to make complex medical diagnoses.

This Column by the Doctor grabbed my attention because he actually went through the process of asking ChatGPT medical questions. In this way he was able to come to a conclusion.

https://add.albertadoctors.org/issues/january-february-2023/can-doctors-be-replaced-artificial-intelligence/
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by Novice (600 points)

According to an article written by David Leibowitz published in Towards Data Science, “ One might reason that machine learning is more adept than human medical practitioners due to the limitless storage, immediate historical recall, access to data, and speed of computation”. This is a crucial aspect of why people believe that AI can take over doctors. They have a limitless storage of information and use computer-generation to diagnose and treat patients 

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by Journeyman (2.2k points)

ChatGPT cannot replace a doctor in the medical field as it lacks real life experience and the ability to recognize every individuals medical history. The article that you have linked specified on the manners of ChatGPT rather than a physical trait that would be needed to replace a doctor. 

Given that ChatGPT has been programmed to be nice to the user, it is understandable that it would give a more empathic response than a normal doctor, however AI models are not capable of giving accurate information to the patients just yet.

https://today.ucsd.edu/story/study-finds-chatgpt-outperforms-physicians-in-high-quality-empathetic-answers-to-patient-questions

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by Apprentice (1.1k points)

According to a piece from Becker's Hospital Review, 

"As a language model, ChatGPT is not capable of replacing human healthcare professionals," ChatGPT said. "Human healthcare professionals have a deep understanding of the nuances of healthcare and the emotional and social context of their patients, and this is something that ChatGPT can’t replicate." 

ChatGBT is intended to reduce workload and improve accessibility as a supplemental source, not as a replacement. It may be possible with many advancements in the future, but it is unlikely that they will replace doctors anytime soon.

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/disruptors/shouldnt-doctors-be-a-little-bit-freaked-out-about-chatgpt-the-ais-answer.html#:~:text=%22However%2C%20it%20is%20important%20to%20recognize%20that%20ChatGPT%20is%20not,becomes%20more%20savvy%20with%20time.

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by Novice (720 points)
Source: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/disruptors/shouldnt-doctors-be-a-little-bit-freaked-out-about-chatgpt-the-ais-answer.html#:~:text=%22However%2C%20it%20is%20important%20to%20recognize%20that%20ChatGPT%20is%20not,becomes%20more%20savvy%20with%20time.

According to this article, "it is important to recognize that ChatGBT is not intended to replace doctors, but rather assist them in providing better care to patients." Although ChatGBT has a lot of knowledge it can definitely be used as a tool to help doctors, but it cannot replace them completely.
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by Novice (820 points)
Although the popular AI site Chat GPT is being used in basically every occupation nowadays, doctors are not necessarily going to be replaced by it. According to MedPage Today, Chat GPT is evolving in order to help doctors as well as other professionals better their work. The AI system is not being advanced in order to "replace" these occupations.

Source: https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/features/103896#:~:text=However%2C%20it%20is%20important%20to,to%20patients%20...%20.%22
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by Apprentice (1.1k points)
No, ChatGPT will not replace doctors. According to AlbertaDoctors.org in an article written by Dr. Rahul Mehta, he explained Chat GPT had the ability to conjure human-like responses to questions, however, AI is (not yet*) able to make complex medical diagnoses.

This Column by the Doctor grabbed my attention because he actually went through the process of asking ChatGPT medical questions. In this way he was able to come to a conclusion.

https://add.albertadoctors.org/issues/january-february-2023/can-doctors-be-replaced-artificial-intelligence/
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by Novice (500 points)
According to MedPage Today, ChatGPT has been used to assist doctors as a virtual assistant for patient care, ease clinical documentation burdens, and enhance medical research. However, ChatGPT cannot be used to fully replace doctors, as it cannot provide the same level of care.

https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/features/103896#:~:text=However%2C%20it%20is%20important%20to,to%20patients%20...%20.%22
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by Novice (640 points)
According to the advisory board, "AI programs such as ChatGPT continue to evolve and improve, there is growing interest in how the technology could be used in healthcare- including whether it can or could replace doctors".

While they may score higher than actual doctors on both quality and empathy, this does not mean that they have the ability to perform the task just because they can pass the exam. We have known for a while that AI can often times produce better/faster results than humans. Its more the question of just because we can doesn't mean we should. There would be far too many legalities involved, especially in the medical world. I don't think anyone should be expecting ChatGpt at their bedside in the hospital anytime soon.

https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2023/05/02/chatgpt-empathy#:~:text=According%20to%20a%20new%20study,on%20both%20quality%20and%20empathy.
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