General Practitioner


Job not Influenced by AI


level of automation


Our comments:

The role of a general practitioner is inherently linked to interpreting complex symptoms, human interactions, and making medical decisions based on a wide range of knowledge. While AI can assist at certain levels, such as in assisted diagnosis or data collection, the true essence of medicine is deeply human.

The judgment, empathy, and experience of a physician cannot be fully automated. The need for personal interaction to assess and reassure patients is also paramount. AI can complement but not replace the vital role of physicians in patient care.

This section reviews the 3 main tasks associated with the job studied and assesses the potential level of automation induced by AI ('AI Automation Impact').
The modeling uses 8 criteria detailed on the 'Methodology' page.
Tasks AI Automation Impact
Diagnose and treat a variety of common diseases and conditions based on patient symptoms and examination results. Low
Refer patients to specialists for specific consultations or treatments, if necessary. Low
Provide regular healthcare monitoring for patients, prescribe medications or treatments, and offer preventive advice. Low
Through our research, we have identified two pivotal categories of skills that will be impacted by AI-driven automation :
  • 'At-risk skills,' which are likely to become obsolete due to their susceptibility to automation
  • 'Future-proof skills', which are projected to retain their value and resist automation, thereby ensuring their relevance in the forthcoming job market.
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At-risk Skills
Creating procedures for collecting medical information With the advent of artificial intelligence and advanced electronic systems, the standardization and creation of procedures for information collection can be automated, especially if they are repetitive.
Completing and updating patient records Electronic medical record management systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and can facilitate and automate many documentation tasks.
Future-proof Skills
Identifying risk situations (abuse, addiction, ...) The ability to detect subtle signals, often non-verbal, and to interpret complex situations is inherently human. This skill relies on intuition, experience, and empathy.
Determining therapeutic needs Although technology can provide data-based recommendations, the final decision requires contextual analysis, deep medical expertise, and consideration of the patient's preferences and circumstances.

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