Doctors who text while working may raise odds of health hazards

12/3/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Physicians who text and work simultaneously run the risk of missing signs of depression, disagreement and lack of understanding in patients, an opinion piece in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicated. "Reducing texting while doctoring will decrease the hazards of distracted physicians making perceptual and cognitive errors during the medical encounter," the authors noted.

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