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Generative AI to transform inpatient discharge summaries to patient-friendly language and format

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The findings of this study of 50 discharge summaries suggest that large language models can be used to translate discharge summaries into patient-friendly language and formats that are significantly more readable and understandable than discharge summaries as they appear in electronic health records. However, implementation will require improvements in accuracy, completeness, and safety. Given the safety concerns, initial implementation will require physician review. 

Authors: Jonah Zaretsky, M.D., of NYU Langone Health in New York, is the corresponding author. 

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