According to the JBJS 2014 Readership Study, residents are frequent users of mobile medical apps, with 76% saying they have a medical app on their smartphone. Over the next 2 years, residents anticipate that their app usage will become an even greater part of their daily use. According to the study, just over half of residents, 52%, say they expect to rely heavily on mobile apps for obtaining clinical orthopaedic information. Residents place mobile apps 4th out of 8 sources in future reliance, with online journals in first place. Orthopaedic surgeons, on the other hand, rate mobile apps lower in future importance, with roughly a third, 36%, saying they’ll rely on mobile apps the most. For surgeons, online and print journals are at the top of the list.


3 thoughts on “Residents Predict Medical Apps Will Play Major Role

  1. Let me know when a medical app becomes either peer reviewed or achieved 1 million likes from orthopaedic surgeons. I will then consider it

    Otherwise it is just another source of information, bite sized, with hidden provisions and clauses unbeknown to the inexperienced and unprepared.

    1. Shyan, I encourage you and others to look at the “byte” sized sources, not just the mainstream and to have the same critical eye whether it is an app equivalent to a throw away journal or that of a prestigious well accepted publication. One never knows the politics behind even of the peer review giants or the newly hatch electronic apps.

  2. An interdesting discussion is worth comment.
    I think thgat you ought to publish more abouut this topic, it might not be a taboo subject
    but typically people don’t speak about these issues.
    To the next! Many thanks!!

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