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Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships: Policy Statement From the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Internal Medicine, April 2013
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news
8 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
405 tweeters
facebook
42 Facebook pages
googleplus
7 Google+ users

Citations

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175 Dimensions

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197 Mendeley
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Title
Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships: Policy Statement From the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards
Published in
Annals of Internal Medicine, April 2013
DOI 10.7326/0003-4819-158-8-201304160-00100
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jeanne M. Farnan

Abstract

User-created content and communications on Web-based applications, such as networking sites, media sharing sites, or blog platforms, have dramatically increased in popularity over the past several years, but there has been little policy or guidance on the best practices to inform standards for the professional conduct of physicians in the digital environment. Areas of specific concern include the use of such media for nonclinical purposes, implications for confidentiality, the use of social media in patient education, and how all of this affects the public's trust in physicians as patient-physician interactions extend into the digital environment. Opportunities afforded by online applications represent a new frontier in medicine as physicians and patients become more connected. This position paper from the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards examines and provides recommendations about the influence of social media on the patient-physician relationship, the role of these media in public perception of physician behaviors, and strategies for physician-physician communication that preserve confidentiality while best using these technologies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
Canada 3 2%
Japan 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Malaysia 2 1%
Saudi Arabia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 175 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 18%
Professor > Associate Professor 20 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 10%
Researcher 19 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 10%
Other 83 42%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 113 57%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 9%
Unspecified 17 9%
Social Sciences 15 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 4%
Other 27 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 409. 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 14 June 2018.
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#24,616
of 13,528,047 outputs
Outputs from Annals of Internal Medicine
#160
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Outputs of similar age
#215
of 148,508 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annals of Internal Medicine
#1
of 114 outputs
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