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How helpful are smartphone apps

Residency Program Insider, May 10, 2011

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Residents and attending physicians are arming their smartphones with apps built to help them care for patients and find clinical information. But just how helpful are these apps?

Researchers in the orthopaedic surgery department at the University of California San Diego reviewed orthopaedic surgery apps and surveyed residents and surgeons about their use. The study found that 84% of respondents have a smartphone, and 53% of those with a smartphone use apps in clinical practice. However, the survey respondents indicated that they would like more useful apps that covered categories such as textbook/reference, techniques/guides, board review, and billing/coding.

Read more about the study in Clinical Orthopaedics Related Research.
 



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