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Table 7 Purpose for using smartphone based medical apps (n = 288 subjects)

From: Smartphone and medical application use among dentists in China

  Number Percent (%)
Reviewing medical knowledge 241 63.6
Reading medical news 138 36.4
Reading medical journals 106 27.9
Clinical skills guide 105 27.7
Communicating with patients 98 25.9
Communicating with colleages 97 25.6
Preparing presentations 87 22.9
Assisting diagnosis 80 21.1
Exam preparation 67 17.7
During ward rounds 64 16.9
Medication or drug guide 64 16.9
Scheduling patients’ appointment 47 12.4
Mobile learning 30 7.9