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Strategy of robotic surgeons to exert public influence through Twitter

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, February 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 139)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)

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Title
Strategy of robotic surgeons to exert public influence through Twitter
Published in
International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, February 2016
DOI 10.1002/rcs.1739
Pubmed ID
Authors

Borgmann, Hendrik, Woelm, Jan, Nelson, Karen, Gust, Kilian, Mager, Rene, Reiter, Michael, Schilling, David, Bartsch, Georg, Blaheta, Roman, Haferkamp, Axel, Tsaur, Igor, Hendrik Borgmann, Jan Woelm, Karen Nelson, Kilian Gust, Rene Mager, Michael Reiter, David Schilling, Georg Bartsch, Roman Blaheta, Axel Haferkamp, Igor Tsaur

Abstract

Twitter is gaining growing popularity as a communication platform and potential tool to influence the public in medical matters. The aim here is to examine whether and how robotic surgeons use Twitter more influentially than other urologists. Robotic surgeons and other urologists that tweeted at the European urology congress were compared by assessing Twitter Follower/Following Ratio, Retweet Rank and Percentile and their Twitter strategies. Robotic surgeons had a significantly higher Twitter Follower/Following Ratio (2.1, 1.4-2.4) and Retweet Rank percentile (92.1%, 90.5-93%) than other urologists (1.2, 0.8-2.1 and 88.9%, 87.3-91.7%, respectively). Robotic surgeons used original tweet content and links more often than other urologists (69.4% vs 53.8%, and 19.8% vs 12.5%, respectively). Robotic surgeons had a higher public influence on Twitter than other urologists and posted original tweets and links in tweets and profiles more frequently. This strategy might optimize Twitter use by healthcare professionals in the future. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 44%
Student > Postgraduate 3 33%
Other 1 11%
Librarian 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 78%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 11%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 29 September 2017.
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#1,245,834
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#3
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