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Risks and benefits of Twitter use by hematologists/oncologists in the era of digital medicine

Overview of attention for article published in Seminars in Hematology (ScienceDirect), October 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 315)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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176 tweeters

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Title
Risks and benefits of Twitter use by hematologists/oncologists in the era of digital medicine
Published in
Seminars in Hematology (ScienceDirect), October 2017
DOI 10.1053/j.seminhematol.2017.08.001
Pubmed ID
Authors

Deanna J. Attai, Patricia F. Anderson, Michael J. Fisch, David L. Graham, Matthew S. Katz, Jennifer Kesselheim, Merry Jennifer Markham, Nathan A. Pennell, Mina S. Sedrak, Michael A. Thompson, Audun Utengen, Don S. Dizon

Abstract

Twitter use by physicians, including those in the hematology-oncology field, is increasing. This microblogging platform provides a means to communicate and collaborate on a global scale. For the oncology professional, an active Twitter presence provides opportunities for continuing medical education, patient engagement and education, personal branding, and reputation management. However, because Twitter is an open, public forum, potential risks such as patient privacy violations, personal information disclosures, professionalism lapses, and time management need to be considered and managed. The authors have summarized the benefits and risks of Twitter use by the hematology-oncology physician. In addition, strategies to maximize benefit and minimize risk are discussed, and resources for additional learning are provided.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 52 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 17%
Student > Postgraduate 8 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Researcher 6 12%
Unspecified 5 10%
Other 17 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 46%
Unspecified 9 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 8%
Computer Science 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Other 9 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 101. 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 09 February 2019.
All research outputs
#136,940
of 12,519,004 outputs
Outputs from Seminars in Hematology (ScienceDirect)
#1
of 315 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,880
of 383,106 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Seminars in Hematology (ScienceDirect)
#1
of 9 outputs
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