J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev 2021 06 15;5(6). Epub 2021 Jun 15.
From the Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley, Appleton, Wisconsin (Dr. Campbell), and the Department of Orthopedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (Dr. Campbell, Dr. Blackburn, Ms. Erickson, Dr. Pelt, Dr. Anderson, Dr. Peters, and Dr. Gililland).
Introduction: We evaluated the use of text messages to communicate information to patients whose surgeries were postponed because of the COVID-19 restriction on elective surgeries. Our hypothesis was that text messaging would be an effective way to convey updates.
Methods: In this observational study, 295 patients received text messaging alerts. Read More