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Banning mobile phones in hospitals: is there enough evidence?
  1. R Muhammed
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr R Muhammed
    Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2HA, UK; drrafeeq{at}

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In an otherwise comprehensive review by Dr Wood1 on the health risks of mobile phone usage, there was no mention of the mobile phone usage policies adopted by hospitals in the UK. Mobile phone use has escalated over the past decade, and to many people they are now an essential part of business, commerce and society. According to the Oftel Residential Survey carried out in May 2003, 75% of all adults in the UK owned or used a mobile phone.2 The use of mobile phones …

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