Study: 30% of pain apps created with no health professional input

05/1/2013 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

A review of 222 smartphone applications for pain found 30% appeared to have been developed without the help of a health care professional. In about the same percentage of apps, the developer was unknown, Ohio State University researchers reported at the American Academy of Pain Medicine annual meeting. Researcher Lorraine Wallace said it's good for doctors to know where patients may be turning.

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