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DrugGPT: new AI tool could help doctors prescribe medicine in England | Drugs | The Guardian

April 2, 2024
The Guardian
Summary
The new AI tool, DrugGPT, developed by researchers at Oxford University and supported by the NIHR, aims to minimize medication errors in England, which amount to about 237 million cases annually. By providing a digital safety net for clinicians during the prescription process, this tool suggests medications based on a patient's condition, highlights potential adverse effects and interactions, and importantly, explains the rationale behind its recommendations using research and clinical guidelines. While it reinforces the critical role of human judgment in healthcare, DrugGPT represents a notable advancement in leveraging artificial intelligence to enhance prescription safety and patient compliance, amid concerns over the growing pressures faced by healthcare professionals.
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