Understanding the influence of social media in medicine: lesson learned from facebook

Jessica A Savas, Karen E Huang, Sara Moradi Tuchayi, Steven R Feldman
2014 Dermatology Online Journal  
Atopic dermatitis is a very common chronic skin disease. With increasing number of patients searching social media outlets such as Facebook for medical information, social media can be used by physicians as a powerful educational tool. We analyzed the unmoderated Q&A series on Facebook begun by members of National Eczema Association Scientific Advisory Committee. Four respondents accounted for more than 50% of all responses and the most common were negative posts about topical steroids (61%).
more » ... ssible strategies to accomplish the safe dissemination of information in a public forum may include a moderator role for physicians.
doi:10.5070/d3209023923 fatcat:3tccv7jddna2ljrlxuxl3r5ebq