Doctors’ tweets ‘unprofessional’
The study examined 276 Twitter accounts established as being held by doctors or medical students. Of 13,780 tweets sent from these accounts, researchers deemed 276 (1.9%) to be “unprofessional”.
From these, 26 tweets posted by 15 different users – representing 6.3% of all accounts analysed in the study – included information that could violate patient privacy.
“Physicians and medical students need to understand that professionalism and sharing private information publicly are intertwined and to always think before you