Social media in colorectal surgery

A healthcare social media research article published in Colorectal Disease, November 26, 2016

Title
Social media in colorectal surgery
Authors (alpha)
A. M. Petrucci, Andrea M Petrucci, Edward Fitzgerald, J. E. Fitzgerald, J. Mayol, Julio Mayol, M. Ennis-O'Connor, M. Ennisu2010O'Connor, Marie Ennis-O'Connor, Marie Ennisu2010O'Connor, R. R. Brady, Richard R. Brady, S. D. Wexner, Steven D. Wexner
Published
November 26, 2016
Journal
Colorectal Disease
Impact Factor
2.452
DOI
10.1111/codi.13572
Pubmed
27889945
Altmetric
A healthcare social media research article published in Colorectal Disease, November 26, 2016

Abstract

Social media engagement in healthcare continues to expand. For members of the colorectal community, social media has already made a significant impact on practice, education and patient care. The applications are unique such that they provide a platform for instant communication and information sharing with other users worldwide. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of how social media has the potential to change clinical practice, training, research and patient care in colorectal surgery. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.


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