How Real-time Diagnostics Could Help Reduce Hypochondria

This article was originally published on OZY on 02/08/2019.

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In an article exploring the increased capabilities of diagnosing diseases very quickly and with greater accuracy, Kaiser Permanente developed a calculator for health care professionals that can predict the occurrence of early-onset neonatal sepsis, a bacterial infection that can develop in newborns. The tool has already been used more than 750,000 times and has been shown to reduce antibiotic use in infants by 50 percent.

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