A Useful Application of Self-recorded Photos by Mobile Phones in Maxillofacial Surgery: Case Report
In recent years, we have seen a some sort of medical literature about using of cell phones in different fields of medical sciences. The aim of this article to present the utility of patients coming to their clinicians will cell phone photos that serve to some extent as a substitute for missing medical records. The serial self–recorded photos by two of patients in two different fields of maxillofacial surgery were selected. Our cases have not any documented records from local hospitals at the time of admission to our clinic.
The comprehensive study of the photos taken by patients showed it serve to some extent as an alternate for missing medical records. In cases where records do not exist or a new clinician has not access to the former clinician and the patients cannot explain what treatment they received, use of photos taken by the patient may help doctors to make better decisions.
Keywordscellular phone medical record decision making
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