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Social Media as a Platform for Surgical Learning

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Surgery, February 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (77th percentile)

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1 news outlet
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49 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
Social Media as a Platform for Surgical Learning
Published in
Annals of Surgery, February 2018
DOI 10.1097/sla.0000000000002479
Pubmed ID
Authors

Christopher G. Myers, Omar Yusef Kudsi, Amir A. Ghaferi

Abstract

: In response to technological advances and growing dispersion of surgical practice around the globe, social media platforms have emerged in recent years as channels for surgeons to share experiences, ask questions, and learn from one another. To better understand surgeons' engagement with these platforms, we analyzed data from a closed-membership Facebook group for robotic surgeons. Our analysis revealed that surgeons posted more frequently on midweek days, and further that text posts received significantly more comments, and significantly fewer "likes," than posts containing links, photos, or videos. We discuss the implications of these use and engagement patterns for the viability of social media platforms as tools for surgeons to learn vicariously from their peers' experiences and expertise.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 6 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 33%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 33%
Student > Postgraduate 1 17%
Unspecified 1 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 50%
Unspecified 2 33%
Social Sciences 1 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 38. 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 19 January 2019.
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#377,857
of 12,385,042 outputs
Outputs from Annals of Surgery
#307
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Outputs of similar age
#16,799
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Outputs of similar age from Annals of Surgery
#31
of 135 outputs
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