Is your practice using social media? Twenty percent of your patients may be doing so, and social media may be a way that you can reach them?and others.
Is your practice using social media? Twenty percent of your patients may be doing so, and social media may be a way that you can reach them-and others.
One in five Americans obtains healthcare information from social media, although they don’t necessarily consider it the premier source of such information, according to results of National Research Corp.’s Ticker survey.
Facebook.com topped the list of Web sites used by survey participants for such purposes, with 94% of respondents indicating they’ve used the site to gather healthcare information. Thirty-two percent of respondents said they used YouTube.com, 18% said they have used Twitter.com, 18% said they have used MySpace.com, and 2% have used FourSquare.com for such purposes.
Other survey findings:
Ticker surveys 22,877 Americans across the country each month and is not affiliated with any special interest group. The margin of error is +0.7% at a 95% confidence level.