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Can the ubiquitous power of mobile phones be used to improve health outcomes in developing countries?

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:16am

Globalization and Health | Full text | Can the ubiquitous power of mobile phones be used to improve health outcomes in developing countries?: "Are mobile telephones a potentially useful intervention to deliver healthcare, including healthcare information, in developing countries? Mobile telephone subscriptions have been growing rapidly since the 1980s in both developing and developed countries. Subscriptions to fixed telephones have also grown, but in many parts of the world growth has been at a slower rate than cellular. The demand for mobile phones exists beyond reducing the waiting list for traditional wire-line phones".
Doctors are going to start thinking of clever new ways of using this technology to improve the care they provide to their patients. Just like the telephone completely changed medical practise, so will the near-ubiquity of the mobile !

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