Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Mixed Messages

Medical myths

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39420.420370.25 (Published 20 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1288

Rapid Response:

PatientLine and phones

The most likely reason for hospitals banning the use of mobile phones
is that allegedly their contract with PatientLine for the provision of
patient telephony services requires them to prohibit the use of mobiles by
patients.

Anyone in a position to confirm or deny this?

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

24 December 2007
Guy King
Kept man.
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