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Should Artificial Intelligence Augment Medical Decision Making? The Case for an Autonomy Algorithm

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, September 2018
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Title
Should Artificial Intelligence Augment Medical Decision Making? The Case for an Autonomy Algorithm
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AMA Journal of Ethics, September 2018
DOI 10.1001/amajethics.2018.902
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Abstract

A significant proportion of elderly and psychiatric patients do not have the capacity to make health care decisions. We suggest that machine learning technologies could be harnessed to integrate data mined from electronic health records (EHRs) and social media in order to estimate the confidence of the prediction that a patient would consent to a given treatment. We call this process, which takes data about patients as input and derives a confidence estimate for a particular patient's predicted health care-related decision as an output, the autonomy algorithm. We suggest that the proposed algorithm would result in more accurate predictions than existing methods, which are resource intensive and consider only small patient cohorts. This algorithm could become a valuable tool in medical decision-making processes, augmenting the capacity of all people to make health care decisions in difficult situations.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 55 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 18%
Researcher 7 13%
Unspecified 6 11%
Student > Master 5 9%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 8 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 10 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 18%
Unspecified 6 11%
Engineering 4 7%
Philosophy 3 5%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 13 24%