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Patient Education and Engagement through Social Media

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 2 ]


Sravya Chirumamilla and Martha Gulati*   Pages 137 - 143 ( 7 )


This review addresses the demographics of social media users and their relative health literacy. Means of overcoming health inequities via social media and the role of social media in patient education and engagement are explored. This review discusses forms of appropriate patient engagement, including the pitfalls of social media use.


Patient education, social media, consumer health information, online health information, health information needs, health literacy.


Huntsville Heart Center, 930 Franklin St SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, Division of Cardiology, University of Arizona- Phoenix, 475 N. 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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