This month's highlights
Researchers from the US undertook a meta-review of 11 systematic reviews about mobile phone text messages for people with long-term conditions. Text messages were found to improve adherence to appointments and antiretroviral therapy, short-term smoking cessation and specific clinical and behavioural outcomes. Text messages are already used by some hospitals and primary care practices in the NHS and this review suggests their use could usefully be expanded.
See all summaries about person-centred care published in March