The more, the better: Crowdsourcing boosts diagnostic accuracy

Doctors collaborating on clinical cases is an effective technique for success, suggests study

For a patient with a mystery condition in need of diagnosis, can there ever be such a thing as too many doctors on the case?


That was the question recently considered by researchers from Harvard University, who have been examining how crowdsourcing clinical cases can improve diagnostic accuracy.

The researchers reviewed the records of the Human Diagnosis Project, an ambitious international effort that brings together doctors of all career levels to collaborate on diagnosing real-life clinical cases.