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10 things to know about social media in healthcare: Who's using it? Does it make a difference? Featured

Written by  Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 25 February 2016 00:00
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Here are 10 statistics on social media in healthcare based on infographics from DT Barron.

1. Twenty-eight percent of Facebook users support a health-related cause.

 

2. Twenty-seven percent of Facebook users are commenting about health experience or updates, while 24 percent post about health experience or updates.

 

3. Twenty percent have joined a health-related cause.

 

4. Eighteen percent of Facebook users track or share health symptoms or behavior on their profiles while 16 percent share health-related videos or images.

 

5. Sixteen percent of Facebook users post reviews of medications, treatments, doctors or insurers.

 

6. There are more than 1,500 hospitals with a social media presence, including 1,264 who are on Facebook.

 

7. There are at least 967 hospitals on Twitter and around 3,000 hospitals have a company page on LinkedIn.

 

8. There are 695 hospitals on YouTube and 1,116 hospitals on 4Square.

 

9. Mayo Clinic experienced a 76,000 jump in podcast listeners in a single month after they went on social media.

 

10. Sixty percent of social media users say they are likely to trust posts by doctors.

 

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