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Use of mobile phones in hospitals

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.38995.599769.80 (Published 12 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:767

M FOR MRSA?

While mobile phones are being condemned for their potential role in
cross
contamination as they are so rarely cleaned, how many other items in daily

use by physicians are regularly cleaned - stethoscopes, pens, glasses,
ties?
Let's not set standards for one particular item that cannot be applied
generally.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

18 October 2006
Geraint W Lewis
consultant anesthesiologisy
Ottawa Ontario K1V 9W8