Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry review

An October 2005 Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry review (Vol. 76 p 1439) "Neuronline: SimulConsult:" by Geraint Fuller, a consultant neurologist at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in the United Kingdom, discussed SimulConsult Diagnostic Decision Support.  The article is reprinted here; an excerpt is below:

Searching simple problems highlighted the diagnoses you would first consider.  When searching using details of patients with more obscure problems I found the differential diagnoses lists helpful and diagnostic possibilities that would otherwise have taken some time to consider were raised.  The ability to review the features of each condition, especially rarer syndromic diagnoses, was particularly helpful. I think this search tool should lead to a more focussed approach to investigating patients with suspected metabolic or genetic conditions.