Smartphones let surgeons know WhatsApp: an analysis of communication in emergency surgical teams.

@article{Johnston2015SmartphonesLS,
  title={Smartphones let surgeons know WhatsApp: an analysis of communication in emergency surgical teams.},
  author={M. Johnston and D. King and S. Arora and N. Behar and T. Athanasiou and N. Sevdalis and A. Darzi},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={209 1},
  pages={
          45-51
        }
}
BACKGROUND Outdated communication technologies in healthcare can place patient safety at risk. This study aimed to evaluate implementation of the WhatsApp messaging service within emergency surgical teams. METHODS A prospective mixed-methods study was conducted in a London hospital. All emergency surgery team members (n = 40) used WhatsApp for communication for 19 weeks. The initiator and receiver of communication were compared for response times and communication types. Safety events were… Expand

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