Distracting Devices in Healthcare: Malpractice Implications

Digital distraction in healthcare is emerging as a great threat to patient safety and doctor well-being.1 This phenomenon involves the habitual use of personal electronic devices by healthcare providers for nonclinical purposes during appointments and procedures.2 Some call it “distracted doctoring.” Matt Richtel, a journalist for the New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize for his work on distracted driving, ...

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