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The quality of diagnosis and triage advice provided by free online symptom checkers and apps in Australia

Michella G Hill, Moira Sim and Brennen Mills
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50923
Published online: 15 February 2021

In reply: Ada’s symptom checker was identified using the selection process described in our article.1 For the search term “symptom”, Ada was the second listed program; for “symptom checker” and “health symptom diagnosis”, Ada appeared third, but it did not appear for “medical diagnosis” and “cough fever headache” search terms. A number of other European‐based symptom checkers were identified via our search strategy; therefore, a bias towards CE (Conformité Européene)‐marked symptom checkers appears unlikely.

  • Michella G Hill
  • Moira Sim
  • Brennen Mills

  • Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA


Correspondence: michelah@our.ecu.edu.au

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