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Just 5 Percent of Doctors Use Twitter for Professional Purposes [STUDY]

Just 5 Percent of Doctors Use Twitter for Professional Purposes [STUDY]

If you’re getting worried about that rash that just won’t go away, it’s probably not worth tweeting your doctor about it, as a new study has revealed that just one in 20 U.S. physicians use Twitter for professional purposes, reports MedData Group.

You might be thinking that no credible medical professional would use social media for work, but you’d be wrong, as around one-third (32 percent) use LinkedIn, 21 percent use Facebook and 10 percent use Google+. Twitter ranked even below YouTube.

Just 5 Percent of Doctors Use Twitter for Professional Purposes [STUDY]

Concerns about patient privacy, lack of time and it did not bring any professional value were amongst the main reasons why doctors abstained from using social media.

Just 5 Percent of Doctors Use Twitter for Professional Purposes [STUDY]

(Source: eMarketer. Doctor image via Shutterstock.)

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