Collective intelligence for medical diagnostics

Based on 141 doctors making more than 21,000 skin and breast cancer diagnoses, researchers report that, if a group of doctors have similar diagnostic abilities, combining their independent judgments improves diagnostic accuracy; however, when the doctors have disparate diagnostic abilities, group diagnosis is less accurate than the best diagnostician’s judgment, findings with implications for the use of collective intelligence during complex real-world decision making. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-01827: “Boosting medical diagnostics by pooling independent judgments,” by Ralf H.J.M. Kurvers et al.