Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Social Media in Oncology: Does it Help Patients?

Posted by @DanHinmon, May 11, 2016

Thanks to @westr for referring us to this article.

“Now that social media has a firm foothold in medicine, it becomes reasonable to ask whether it is having any impact on patient care or outcomes.” The paragraph the author devotes to this question raises some interesting followup questions, Bob writes.

The article goes on to say: “There have been suggestions that support groups can improve survival in breast cancer, but at least one randomized trial failed to show any impact on survival in breast cancer patients.[2] Is survival the only outcome that we should measure?”


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