October 31, 1977

A Simulated Patient-Physician Encounter Using a Talking Computer

Author Affiliations

From the Center for Medical Computing, University of Wisconsin, 307 N Charter St, Madison.

JAMA. 1977;238(18):1927-1929. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280190029021

Computer-based clinical simulations provide a means for evaluating the information-gathering and patient-management competencies of physicians. The need for expensive computer terminals has restricted physician use of these simulations. This computer-based program permits physicians to complete computer-based encounters using a standard touch-tone telephone.

(JAMA 238:1927-1929, 1977)