Social media in colorectal surgery

A healthcare social media research article published in Colorectal Disease, February 2, 2017

Social media in colorectal surgery
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A. M. Petrucci, J. E. Fitzgerald, J. Mayol, M. Ennis-O'Connor, R. R. Brady, S. D. Wexner
February 2, 2017
Colorectal Disease
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A healthcare social media research article published in Colorectal Disease, February 2, 2017


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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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.