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Social media for patients: benefits and drawbacks

Social media for patients: benefits and drawbacks Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med (2017) 10:141–145 DOI 10.1007/s12178-017-9394-7 SOCIAL MEDIA AND ORTHOPEDICS (P SCULCO, SECTION EDITOR) 1 2 2 3 Ivan De Martino & Rocco D’Apolito & Alexander S. McLawhorn & Keith A. Fehring & 2 4 Peter K. Sculco & Giorgio Gasparini Published online: 21 January 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Abstract feedback on the patient opinion and experience that can have a Purpose of review Social media is increasingly utilized by pa- major impact on future patient volume, patient opinion, and per- tients to educate themselves on a disease process and to find ceived quality of care. hospital, physicians, and physician networks most capable of . . . treating their condition. However, little is known about quality Keywords Social media Social networking Web 2.0 of the content of the multiple online platforms patients have to Internet Patient-patient relations communicate with other potential patients and their potential benefits and drawbacks. Recent findings Patients are not passive consumers of health in- Introduction formation anymore but are playing an active role in the delivery of health services through an online environment. The control and the The Internet has completely changed the way people access in- regulation of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics; Sports Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine; Surgical Orthopedics; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Surgery
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1935-9748
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10.1007/s12178-017-9394-7
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Abstract

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med (2017) 10:141–145 DOI 10.1007/s12178-017-9394-7 SOCIAL MEDIA AND ORTHOPEDICS (P SCULCO, SECTION EDITOR) 1 2 2 3 Ivan De Martino & Rocco D’Apolito & Alexander S. McLawhorn & Keith A. Fehring & 2 4 Peter K. Sculco & Giorgio Gasparini Published online: 21 January 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Abstract feedback on the patient opinion and experience that can have a Purpose of review Social media is increasingly utilized by pa- major impact on future patient volume, patient opinion, and per- tients to educate themselves on a disease process and to find ceived quality of care. hospital, physicians, and physician networks most capable of . . . treating their condition. However, little is known about quality Keywords Social media Social networking Web 2.0 of the content of the multiple online platforms patients have to Internet Patient-patient relations communicate with other potential patients and their potential benefits and drawbacks. Recent findings Patients are not passive consumers of health in- Introduction formation anymore but are playing an active role in the delivery of health services through an online environment. The control and the The Internet has completely changed the way people access in- regulation of the

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Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal MedicineSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 21, 2017

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