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Effect of social media in health care and orthopedic surgery. Orthopedics 2012 Apr;35(4):294-7



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2-s2.0-84860678314 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)   39 Citations


With the growth of social media platforms, their potential to affect health care, and orthopedics specifically, continues to expand. We reviewed the literature to obtain all pertinent information on social media in health care and examined its strengths and weaknesses from patient and physician perspectives. Health care professionals have slowly begun to use social media to stay connected with patients. The recent use of networking sites aims to improve education, provide a forum to discuss relevant medical topics, and allow for improved patient care. The use of social media, with the understanding of its limitations, may help promote patient happiness and safety and serve as an educational platform.

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Saleh J, Robinson BS, Kugler NW, Illingworth KD, Patel P, Saleh KJ


Nathan W. Kugler MD Assistant Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Delivery of Health Care
Health Promotion
Patient Education as Topic
Social Media