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Table 2 Results of a printed reminder for turning off the mobile phone in the waiting room.

From: Effect of a printed reminder in the waiting room to turn off mobile phones during consultation: a before and after study

  Reminder group No reminder group RR [95%CI] P value
Number of patients receiving or making calls 44 (8.7%) 67 (13.5%) 0.66 [0.46–0.94] 0.021
Total number of calls 52 (10.4%) 86 (17.3%) 0.60 [0.44–0.83] 0.002
Patients that answered the call, 25 (5%) 42 (8.4%) 0.57 [0.35–0.93] 0.02
Patients that excused them self for the call 7 (n = 44) 6 (n = 67) 1.17 [0.39–3.45] 0. 78
  1. *Significant using the Holm-Bonferroni method for multiple testing procedures.