Iliad: moving medical decision-making into new frontiers

Methods Inf Med. 1989 Nov;28(4):370-2.


If the essence of clinical practice is a process of sequential problem-solving, whereby a physician works with a patient to formulate a series of decisions about diagnostic treatment, then it would naturally follow that the essence of medical education should evolve around the training of would-be clinicians in the difficult art of diagnostic decision-making. Yet this is not often the case.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Clerkship*
  • Computer Simulation
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction*
  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted*
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate*
  • Expert Systems
  • Internal Medicine / education*
  • Microcomputers
  • Software*
  • Utah