I would imagine that it would be difficult to completely automate the field of Emergency Medicine.
Our patients don't arrive 'pre-packaged', the presentations vary from a cut finger to a stab wound to the heart; a sore throat to a life-threatening epiglottitis; a cotton bud in the ear to a foreign body in the rectum.
They present having ingested substances or with dangerous infections. Some have lost most of their circulating blood volume, others have lost limbs. We see life-threatening infections, sexually transmitted diseases.Some give birth. Some die.There is the ever-present risk of missing the diagnostic 'curve-ball'. Our patients often do not conform to protocol or the recognised presentations of a particular condition.I may be wrong. But I don't think I will be, some processes can be automated, most in our field can not.
Lou Davis, works at Emergency Medicine
Source: Quora Digest