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Letters Benefit of health apps

Importance of distinguishing between different types of health app

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 07 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2334
  1. Damien B Bennett, specialty registrar in public health medicine1
  1. 1Belfast BT2 8BS, UK
  1. damien.bennett.mph{at}

Husain and Spence debate the same subject, whether healthy people can benefit from health apps, but actually discuss different things.1 It is important to distinguish between apps that encourage behaviours that protect health, as described by Husain, and those that monitor physical …

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