Nursing

Fewer nurses trust mobile content, medical websites

Nurse Leader Insider, August 24, 2012

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Nurses are less likely than physicians to trust the credibility of medical information from mobile applications, according to a survey conducted by a digital health communications firm. While 70% of the physicians surveyed said that mobile apps were very credible or highly credible, only 46% of nurses responded the same. Physicians and nurses shared similar opinions about medical websites, however, with 76% of physicians and 69% of nurses responding that website content was very credible or highly credible.

With regard to the frequency of use for these platforms, approximately 85% of both nurses and physicians reported using medical websites frequently or very frequently. When it came to mobile app use, only 55% of physicians and 34% of nurses said they used apps frequently or very frequently.

Source: mobihealthnews



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