Social media allows people to share their feelings and experiences, whether positive or negative. When it comes to healthcare, however, people seem guarded to disclose. 16% of individuals will post healthcare related images or videos, while 28 % post about supporting a healthcare cause.
Doctors and healthcare professionals are riding the social media wave as well. 60% of individuals say that they will trust a post buy a doctor, followed by 56% trusting nurses, and 55% trusting hospitals. 47% of people are also willing to share healthcare information with doctors through social media, and 43% willing to dish the details to hospitals via popular social media sites. Healthcare and social media are teaming up to bring doctors and patients closer than ever.
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