Imagine that your neurosurgeon, during surgery, was talking on his cellphone using a headset.
Well, no. A recent article in the New York Times cites a case where a patient was left paralyzed and the neurosurgeon was sued, in part, for being distracted. He made 10 personal calls during the operation.
The proliferation of portable electronic devices , smartphones, tablets, and the like, are driving the attention of health professionals away from patients.
Think distracted driving is a problem? Try distracted doctoring.