Handheld computers in clinical practice:Are useful in informing and educating patients…BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7455.1565 (Published 24 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1565
- Adam Magos (firstname.lastname@example.org), consultant gynaecologist,
- Malini Sharma, clinical research fellow,
- Lucie Buck, senior clinical fellow
- University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG
EDITOR—Handheld computers have a use in clinical medicine that was not included in the review by Al-Ubaydli1: they can be adapted to provide patients with useful information and educational material.
We use colour images held on a personal digital assistant (PDA) during consultations to help patients learn more about their clinical diagnosis and understand the proposed management. We have a library of images, of the normal …