The right to refuse diagnostics and treatment planning by artificial intelligence

Thomas Ploug*, Søren Holm

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Abstract

In an analysis of artificially intelligent systems for medical diagnostics and treatment planning we argue that patients should be able to exercise a right to withdraw from AI diagnostics and treatment planning for reasons related to (1) the physician’s role in the patients’ formation of and acting on personal preferences and values, (2) the bias and opacity problem of AI systems, and (3) rational concerns about the future societal effects of introducing AI systems in the health care sector.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMedicine, Health Care and Philosophy
Volume23
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
ISSN1386-7423
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bias and discrimination
  • Health care
  • Rational concern
  • Right to refuse

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