Help your fellow colleagues with important surveys meant to gather meaningful input to advance research in the field of orthopaedics and minimally-invasive surgery!
Both AANA members and staff have peer-reviewed the survey links below. We appreciate you taking the time to participate in these surveys.
Assessing Physician Perceptions and Gauging Professional Utilization of Social Media
February 23, 2023 – February 23, 2024
Social media use has increased rapidly over the last decade, with most adults now consuming some social media content. Similarly, patients and physicians have increased their production and consumption of social media content related to healthcare. With this increased use, publications on subjects related to social media have also increased rapidly. So far, available studies have focused on several different aspects of the patient/physician relationship in the framework of social media, but there are currently no studies available that examine physician perception of social media content created by physicians. Medical school and residency graduates poised to enter the physician workforce in the coming years represent the first generation raised entirely within the internet era with social media available throughout their education. Further, understanding how patients and physicians interact online through social media, particularly from the viewpoint of the physician, will be an important step in guiding the effective use of social media as an important tool for providing excellent medical care. This study will significantly advance this understanding and provide useful information to physicians interested in incorporating social media into their practice.