Social media, surgeons, and the Internet: an era or an error?

  title={Social media, surgeons, and the Internet: an era or an error?},
  author={Michelle C. Azu and Elizabeth J. Lilley and Aparna H Kolli},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={78 5},
According to the National Research Corporation, 1 in 5 Americans use social media sites to obtain healthcare information. Patients can easily access information on medical conditions and medical professionals; however physicians may not be aware of the nature and impact of this information. All physicians must learn to use the Internet to their advantage and be acutely aware of the disadvantages. Surgeons are in a unique position because, unlike in the primary care setting, less time is spent… CONTINUE READING
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