General Surgery

The burden of attending a pediatric surgical clinic and family preferences toward telemedicine.

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Oct 19, 2015

BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Indirect expenses for accessing health care may place significant fiscal strain on Canadian families. Telemedicine alternatives, using email, telephone, and video conferencing, can mitigate such financial burdens by reducing travel and related costs.

Smartphones let surgeons know WhatsApp: an analysis of communication in emergency surgical teams.

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Dec 16, 2014

BACKGROUND: Outdated communication technologies in healthcare can place patient safety at risk. This study aimed to evaluate implementation of the WhatsApp messaging service within emergency surgical teams.

Use of a personal digital assistant to monitor surgery student work and sleep hours.

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Jan 30, 2006

BACKGROUND: We developed a personal digital assistant (PDA)-based program to assess compliance with our medical student work hours policy, and to correlate work hours with sleep and performance.

Computerized rounding in a community hospital surgery residency program.

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Dec 07, 2007

BACKGROUND: With the institution of the 80-hour work week, residency programs have worked to institute programs that decrease the time that residents spend in the hospital while maintaining patient safety.

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