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ChatGPT Gives Better Answers to Health-Related Questions Than Human Physicians, Study Finds

Summary of article from PsyPost, by Vladimir Hedrih:

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that ChatGPT provided superior responses to health-related questions compared to human physicians in 79% of cases. Licensed healthcare professionals evaluated responses from both ChatGPT and physicians on Reddit’s r/AskDocs forum, rating ChatGPT’s answers higher in quality and empathy. Despite the promising results, the study authors caution that further research is needed to understand the potential impact of AI in clinical settings. They also note that the comparison was made against volunteered physician responses on a public forum, which may not reflect the full effort physicians typically invest. The study highlights the potential of AI to assist in healthcare but emphasizes the need for cautious integration.