Editorials Christmas 2014: Editorial

Musical theatre

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7504 (Published 19 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7504
  1. Alex James Nicholls, specialty registrar, trauma and orthopaedics,
  2. Carol O’Mahoney, healthcare assistant
  1. 1Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  1. Correspondence to: A J Nicholls alexnicholls{at}doctors.org.uk

Music in the operating theatre, if not too loud or distracting,1 has been shown to enhance surgeon performance2 and reduce patient anxiety levels for awake procedures.3

Smartphone ownership and use among the medical profession is widespread.4 5 Digital music is therefore …

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