Evaluation of a Computer-Assisted Dental Diagnostic System by Navy Hospital Corpsmen
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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A computer-assisted dental program to assist independent duty corpsmen in the diagnosis and management of patients who are present at sea with dental pain produced diagnosis which were exact or logically consistent with the diagnosis made by the dentists 83 of the time. The corpsmen found the computer-assisted dental program valuable to the diagnosis and management of patients with dental pain. They would use the dental program in their management of dental emergencies which occur at sea. They found the treatment recommendations made by the program especially helpful. In future revisions, the corpsmen requested more flexibility in data entry, questions that were more clearly worded, and greater detail to definitions of terms, procedures, and dental conditions. Keywords Diagnosis medicine Dentistry Computer programs.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Computer Programming and Software