Volume 2014, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2223-0440
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Advances in telecommunication are continuously improving modalities of telemedicine. We present the use of WhatsApp Messenger as an alternative method in telemedicine. Based on a surgical consultation case in Saudi Arabia, the use of the instant messaging service allowed for a fast consultation and saved the patient travel time and expenses. Thus, we recommend the use of WhatsApp as a more efficient method in teleconsultation, especially in cases when the patient is still present with the physician.


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