Accession Number : ADA260496


Title :   Trial of a Computer Based Program for the Diagnosis of Abdominal Plan in Males.


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT


Personal Author(s) : Perrotta, Peter L ; Stetson, Douglas M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260496.pdf


Report Date : 02 Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : This report presents and evaluates data collected in 1988 in an effort to verify the NSMRL abdominal pain diagnostic program. Overall diagnostic accuracy of the program was found to be 69% compared to the 80% accuracy rate of emergency room physicians. Sensitivity and specificity for distinguishing surgical from non-surgical cases was 56% and 85% respectively. Additional measures of performance of the abdominal pain program are presented along with the limitations of the data set and recommendations for future validation efforts....Computer based diagnosis, Abdominal pain, Males.


Descriptors :   *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , *PAIN , *ABDOMEN , *MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS , TEST AND EVALUATION , PROGRAMMING MANUALS , EMERGENCIES , VALIDATION , LIMITATIONS , PHYSICIANS , MALES , MILITARY MEDICINE , NAVY , RATES , ACCURACY , SENSITIVITY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE