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
  1. Adam Magos (a.magos@rfc.ucl.ac.uk), consultant gynaecologist,
  2. Malini Sharma, clinical research fellow,
  3. Lucie Buck, senior clinical fellow
  1. 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 …

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