What Percentage of Health Care Providers Use Smartphones During Patient Consultations?

Seventy-four percent of surveyed physician assistants say they use smartphones during patient consultations, according to a recent report by Manhattan Research.

Sixty-seven percent of surveyed registered nurses and 60% of surveyed advance practice RNs said they use smartphones at the point of care. Among surveyed physicians, 40% said they use smartphones during patient consultations.

The report is based on a survey of 1,019 U.S. practicing nurses and physician assistants conducted during the second quarter of 2012, as well as a survey of 3,105 U.S. practicing physicians conducted during Q1 2012.

Source: Manhattan Research, "Taking the Pulse: Nurses 2012"

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