Patients want more doctor input in online forums, a study finds

03/1/2011 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Social Media

Patients who look to social media sites for help with their conditions want more input from physicians, according to a recent wool.labs study. "I wish I had a physician who would come on to my social network and answer questions honestly and straightforwardly," Michael Scott, the president and co-founder of Prostate Cancer International, told the wool.labs Cocktail Convention on medical adherence. However, greater physician involvement in social media may not be enough to increase adherence, panelists said.

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