This has a beta natural language processign feature which I’ve been trying out.

Is metformin safe in pregnancy? – poor result

Why do you use dexamethasone in ivf? – good result

Is a BNP blood test a good screening test for identifying heart failure? – no answers

After much re-arranging of the terms, cutting out ‘bits and bobs’…

Is b-type natriuretic peptide useful in heart failure? – average answer

Often, when answering clinical questions I look for background on Google. Answers.com might be a useful place to look. I have a slight concern about bias creeping in as it’s not clear how they create their answer. For instance they (answers.com) may say that drug X is useful which might then cloud my judgement. The fact that answers.com may have obtained their answer from the pharma company responsible for the drug is initially hidden.

Transparency seems to be the key.

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