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FAIMS Study

FAIMS Study: The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Surgery; a study of healthcare professionals' perceptions

Dear Participant,

This is a survey of healthcare professionals which aims to assess understanding and opinions about the applications of AI in medical settings. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science by which machines learn cognitive-type tasks. In healthcare, its role is expanding rapidly and becoming more sophisticated. AI is being applied in medical imaging, in diagnosis and treatment algorithms, in business modelling and healthcare records, to name but a few examples. The advantages of such developments include the ability to streamline services, make them more efficient and potentially more accurate. AI aims to improve healthcare in these ways. The disadvantages are the concerns this generates about regulation of industry, data protection, ethical concerns about algorithm bias and the potential for the loss of human jobs. This has generated criticism of AI development.

AI is a politically sensitive topic and as such, there is believed to be a wide spectrum of perceptions among different people. Some welcome the changes AI offers, others do not and many find themselves adopting a more nuanced position. This survey is interested in the perceptions of those who work in a variety of different roles within healthcare.

The FAIMS survey contains 20 statements and we would like you to indicate your level of agreement with each statement. All responses are anonymised but we would appreciate your name and email address. 

Any questions please contact Mr. Mohamed Imam, the study PI on M.Imam@UEA.ac.uk or the FAIMS Team on surveys@globalsurgicalsurveys.org 



Thank-you for your participation


The FAIMS Research Team

 
1. I have a good understanding of what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is
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2. There is a role for AI in healthcare
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3. AI will make healthcare processes more efficient
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4. AI will make the distribution of healthcare to patients fair and equitable
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5. AI will replace doctors in the future
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6. AI will produce errors in patient care
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7. AI will reduce errors in patient care
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8. Patients are responsible for errors made by AI
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9. Doctors are responsible for errors made by AI
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10. AI companies are responsible for errors made by AI
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11. Data is secure within AI based technologies
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12. It is acceptable for AI gathered health data to be commercialised
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13. It is acceptable for AI gathered healthcare data to be used for public health and research purposes
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14. AI in healthcare is currently acceptable to patients
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15. AI in healthcare will become acceptable to patients in the future
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16. AI can account for the emotional and social needs of the patient
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17. AI will be useful in diagnosing patients
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18. AI will be useful within my role in healthcare
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19. AI makes better decisions and/or diagnoses than I do
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20. AI will be useful in my education and training in healthcare
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21. Which Specialty below best represents your area of work? *This question is required.
22. What is your role is healthcare? *This question is required.
23. Which option below best describes your level of seniority? *This question is required.