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Social Media in Urology: opportunities, applications, appropriate use and new horizons

Overview of attention for article published in Central European Journal of Urology, January 2016
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  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 209)
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Title
Social Media in Urology: opportunities, applications, appropriate use and new horizons
Published in
Central European Journal of Urology, January 2016
DOI 10.5173/ceju.2016.848
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Authors

Rivas, Juan Gómez, Socarrás, Moises Rodríguez, Blanco, Leonardo Tortolero, Juan Gómez Rivas, Moises Rodríguez Socarrás, Leonardo Tortolero Blanco

Abstract

Social Media (SoMe) includes a broad spectrum of public use platforms like Twitter, YouTube or Facebook that have changed the way humans interact and communicate. Considering the high usage rates for various SoMe platforms among urologists, we aimed to perform a review regarding opportunities, applications, appropriate use and new horizons of SoMe in urology. Literature review. We are currently experiencing an explosion in the use of SoMe in healthcare and urology due to the clear offer of advantages in communication, information sharing, enhanced experience of meetings and conferences, as well as, for networking. However, SoMe is an open environment and recommendations should be implemented on the appropriate use in order to respect ethical considerations and not break the harmony of the doctor-patient relationship. SoMe activity has become an important part of our participation in scientific meetings. SoMe represents a vibrant area of opportunities for the communication of knowledge in health care and so their potential applications today are unquestionable; however, its development in the urological community is still in its infancy. At present the benefits include communication between associations, urologists, residents, other health care professionals and patients. Further efforts are focusing on standardizing the language used through SoMe and finding out how we can objectively quantify the impact of the information published in SoMe.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 2%
Unknown 45 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 6 13%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Other 10 22%
Unknown 12 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 52%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Engineering 2 4%
Decision Sciences 1 2%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 14 30%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 April 2017.
All research outputs
#1,285,555
of 24,051,764 outputs
Outputs from Central European Journal of Urology
#12
of 209 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,106
of 401,671 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Central European Journal of Urology
#3
of 18 outputs
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