Letters Mobile phones: unhelpful apps

Might wipe clean covers for mobile phones reduce risk of spread of pathogens?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e871 (Published 07 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e871
  1. James D D Osborne, foundation programme year2 doctor, urology1,
  2. Jaspal S Phull, specialist registrar, urology1,
  3. Luciana I Matone, specialist registrar, child and adolescent psychiatry2
  1. 1Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport NP20 2UB, UK
  2. 2Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
  1. drjosborne{at}doctors.org.uk

Increasingly hospitals are enforcing “bare below the elbow” policies, so wrist watches are heading out.1

Mobile phone usage has been destigmatised in hospitals. Several “apps” have been developed for smart phones to replace the traditional …

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