There are three main reactions that are relatively easy to extract from twitter: retweets, favouring and replies. There are issues with what these actions actually indicate as well as the reliability of the data. For example users will use ‘favouring’ in different ways, and not everyone uses a twitter client
A clinical supervisor's social network may be as important as faculty development course participation in determining whether the supervisor adopts an educational innovation. Faculty development initiatives should use faculty members' social networks to improve the adoption of educational innovations and help build and maintain communities of practice.
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Objective: To assess whether connections between physicians based on shared patients in administrative data correspond with professional relationships between physicians.
Data Sources/Study Setting: Survey of physicians affiliated with a large academic and community physicians’ organization and 2006 Medicare data from a 100 percent sample of patients in the Boston Hospital referral region.
Background: There is substantial variation in the cost and intensity of care delivered by US hospitals. We assessed how the structure of patient-sharing networks of physicians affiliated with hospitals might contribute to this variation.
BACKGROUND: Specialty referral patterns can affect health care costs as well as clinical outcomes. For a given clinical problem, referring physicians usually have a choice of several physicians to whom they can refer. Once the decision to refer is made, the choice of individual physician may have important downstream effects. OBJECTIVE: To examine the reasons why
Context: Physicians are embedded in informal networks that result from their sharing of patients, information, and behaviors.
Objectives: To identify professional networks among physicians, examine how such networks vary across geographic regions, and determine factors associated with physician connections.