Archive for May 15th, 2007

Physician Blogging – What does it Look Like?

May 15, 2007

In an article in USA Today titled, “Paging Dr. Blog: Online Discourse Raises Questions,” notes that physician blogs include everything from venting about difficult patients to medical education to issues which border on violating privacy. How realistic is this concern – it is difficult to tell. There is also a concern if they are presenting medical information but in an anonymous fashion, can they be trusted? Is this a licensed physician or a pretender?

The article notes that only 1% of blogs relate to health topics. One potential benefit is noted – patients may better understand the way physicians think, although recent books may do a more thorough job on this.

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