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ChatGPT: a novel AI assistant for healthcare messaging—a commentary on its potential in addressing patient queries and reducing clinician burnout

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  • Collaborators EC is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Doctoral Training Partnership in Biomedical Sciences.

  • Contributors All authors contributed significantly to this commentary. BL conceived the idea for the commentary, conducted the literature review and drafted the manuscript. BL provided critical revisions, adding important intellectual content related to the application of AI in healthcare. EC contributed to the discussion on the challenges of AI implementation and provided further insight into the ethical considerations. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript for submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.