The Robot Will See You Now

April 9, 2015 10:51 PM

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One patient nearly died after being prescribed 38½ tablets of an antibiotic. Neither doctor nor pharmacist detected the computer error.

Consider Robert Wachter’s vision of the hospital in the not-so-distant future. There will be no more dedicated intensive-care units, because only seriously ill patients will be hospitalized. Rooms will be equipped with wall-size video screens and cameras that allow doctors to expeditiously perform r...

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