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Ethical considerations in the use of AI mortality predictions in the care of people with serious illness

https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200911.401376/full/

Predicting prognosis is as old as medicine itself. Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have led to algorithms that promise to answer one of life’s ultimate questions: When will I die? Analyzing electronic health record (EHR) and other data, different algorithmsnow exist to predict mortality, seemingly with unprecedented accuracy and without the direct input of clinicians or patients.