WhatsApp messaging improves communication in an oral and maxillofacial surgery team


KOPARAL M., Unsal H. Y. , ALAN H., ÜÇKARDEŞ F., GÜLSÜN B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS, vol.132, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 132
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.103987
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Objective: Smartphones have become very popular among oral and maxillofacial surgeons. WhatsApp is an application that enables users to send voice, text, and multimedia messages using the group communication feature. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of WhatsApp messaging as a mode of consultation within an oral and maxillofacial surgery team.