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  • Are Smartphones Useful When Performing Clinical Duties

  • Authors of an Imperial College London paper published in BMJ Innovations surveyed 2107 doctors at five UK hospital sites about their smartphone use at work.

  • A large proportion (92.6%) of the doctors found their smartphones to be ‘very useful’ or ‘useful’ in helping them to perform their clinical duties, and 89.6% of those owning medical apps were using them as part of their clinical practice. With regards to messaging, 64.7% were using short-message-script messaging, 33.3% were using app-based messaging, and 46% were using picture messaging.

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