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BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 03 July 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k2897
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London, UK

What is this?

Something that could solve the workforce crisis overnight, and allow GPs to retire pretty much immediately.


It’s a smartphone symptoms checker—developed by Babylon, the company behind the virtual GP at Hand service—which uses artificial intelligence that is as good as, if not better than, GPs at identifying illnesses.

And that is based on what?

The ability to pass the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners examination, apparently. A study …

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