Accession Number : ADA214850


Title :   Evaluation of a Computer-Assisted Dental Diagnostic System by Navy Hospital Corpsmen


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT


Personal Author(s) : Fisherkeller, Karen ; Beaudry, Robert


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA214850


Report Date : 23 Jun 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : A computer-assisted dental program to assist independent duty corpsmen in the diagnosis and management of patients who are present at sea with dental pain produced diagnosis which were exact or logically consistent with the diagnosis made by the dentists 83% of the time. The corpsmen found the computer-assisted dental program valuable to the diagnosis and management of patients with dental pain. They would use the dental program in their management of dental emergencies which occur at sea. They found the treatment recommendations made by the program especially helpful. In future revisions, the corpsmen requested more flexibility in data entry, questions that were more clearly worded, and greater detail to definitions of terms, procedures, and dental conditions. Keywords: Diagnosis medicine; Dentistry; Computer programs.


Descriptors :   *DENTISTRY , *MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DATA PROCESSING , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , EMERGENCIES , HOSPITALS , INPUT , MANAGEMENT , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , NAVY , PAIN , PATIENTS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE