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Most health authorities now use medical databases and expert systems. Describe the main advantages and disadvantages these give the doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Reduces the possibility of human errors.
Provides a second opinion on a rare complex medical condition.
Data can be kept up to date.
They work 24 hours.

Over reliance over computers.
Human experts can be replaced and lose their jobs.
Lacks human touch or contact.
The database must be updated regularly.
They can make extreme errors such as wrong diagnosis or wrong dosage of medicine.


Describe the three main parts of every expert system shell.

Inference Engine, Medical Diagnosis and Security Obligations.