Increased Engagement with Social Media in Colorectal Surgery
A healthcare social media research article published in Colorectal Disease, June 1, 2017
Social media (SM) engagement by healthcare professionals has been well described but in previous studies, colorectal surgeons have notably lower engagement with SM platforms such as Twitter (3.1%), and LinkedIn (37.1%) (1). Recent analysis of oncology hashtags has also reported that colorectal cancer was one of the least engaged hashtag, compared with other organ-related oncology hashtags (2). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
The Altmetric Attention Score is based on the attention a research article gets on the internet. Each coloured thread in the circle represents a different type of online attention and the number in the centre is the Altmetric Attention Score. The score is calculated based on two main sources of online attention: social media and mainstream news media.