Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


Use of mobile phones in hospitals

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 12 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:767

Rapid Response:

Bedside Burglary

Hospital managers are right to be concerned about the impact of
mobile phone
use on the hospital's electronic devices. The telephone/TV system
installed by
each patient's bed is second only to the hospital car park as a source of
generated revenue.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 October 2006
James H MacCabe
MRC Fellow in Health of the Public Research
Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London SE5 8AF