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Medicine, morality and health care social media

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, August 2012
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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 (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
3 blogs
twitter
222 tweeters
facebook
5 Facebook pages
googleplus
7 Google+ users

Citations

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28 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
109 Mendeley
citeulike
6 CiteULike
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Title
Medicine, morality and health care social media
Published in
BMC Medicine, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-10-83
Pubmed ID
Authors

Farris K Timimi

Abstract

Social media includes many different forms of technology including online forums, blogs, microblogs (i.e. Twitter), wikipedias, video blogs, social networks and podcasting. The use of social media has grown exponentially and time spent on social media sites now represents one in five minutes spent online. Concomitant with this online growth, there has been an inverse trajectory in direct face-to-face patient-provider moments, which continue to become scarcer across the spectrum of health care. In contrast to standard forms of engagement and education, social media has advantages to include profound reach, immediate availability, an archived presence and broad accessibility. Our opportunity as health care providers to partner with our patients has never been greater, yet all too often we allow risk averse fears to limit our ability to truly leverage our good content effectively to the online community. This risk averse behavior truly limits our capacity to effectively engage our patients where they are--online.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
France 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Unknown 99 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 25%
Student > Bachelor 15 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 13%
Researcher 12 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 6%
Other 22 20%
Unknown 13 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 34%
Computer Science 12 11%
Social Sciences 12 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 9%
Arts and Humanities 5 5%
Other 13 12%
Unknown 20 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 184. 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 24 October 2018.
All research outputs
#130,656
of 18,910,941 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#118
of 2,836 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#637
of 138,112 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#1
of 1 outputs
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