Patients want their test results via text

Most patients would prefer to receive their test results by text message or mobile phone call rather than in person, a survey suggests.

Asked how they would like to receive results of skin biopsies, blood tests or skin swabs, almost 80% of patients preferred a quicker method than speaking directly to the doctor.

The survey of 78 Queensland patients attending an outpatient dermatology clinic showed that, for normal results, the most popular methods of communication were text message (59%) or email (17%).

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