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VisualDx improves diagnostic accuracy by 34% among primary care doctors when handling skin conditions. This is according to a study conducted by Leo Innovation Lab and the German Association of Dermatological Prevention that has been recently published in PLOS One.
The study also found that patients felt more involved in the decision-making process when VisualDx was used: 83% of patients that were shown images replied they felt better supported in the consultation. Not only does diagnostic accuracy increase substantially with the use of digital tools to support diagnosing, but patients are also more satisfied with the consultations when their primary care doctors actively use such a tool.
Physicians using VisualDx at the point of care also made fewer specialist referrals than those who didn't utilize VisualDx: 62% versus 75%, respectively.
PLOS One is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science. Click here to download the pdf.
VisualDx is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system that has become the standard electronic resource at more than half of U.S. medical schools and more than 1,500 hospitals and institutions nationwide. VisualDx combines clinical search with the world's best medical image library, plus medical knowledge from experts to help with diagnosis, treatment, self-education, and patient communication. Expanding to provide diagnostic decision support across General Medicine, the new VisualDx brings increased speed and accuracy to the art of diagnosis. Learn more at www.visualdx.com.