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Report highlights potential benefits of mobile communication devices for health

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3623 (Published 06 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3623
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

A report on the use of mobile communication devices in managing treatment claims that they could save €99bn (£84bn; $130bn) in healthcare costs in the European Union by 2017.

The joint report on “mHealth,” by the consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GMSA), the body that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, also says that these technologies could add €93bn …

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