CONTENT:Humans are fundamentally social beings. The social systems within which we live our lives (families, schools, workplaces, professions, friendship groups) have a significant influence on our health, success and well-being. These groups can be characterised as networks and analysed using social network analysis.SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS:Social network analysis is a mainly
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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Adoption studies of social media use by clinicians were systematically reviewed, up to July 26th, 2011, to determine the extent of adoption and highlight trends in institutional responses. This search led to 370 articles, of which 50 were selected for review, including 15 adoption surveys.
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.
"The way for associations to grow their membership is to have a thriving open community around them where stakeholders (members and non-members, who care about what they care about) are able and willing to share the love with their individual networks. In order to do that, they need to be
Alcohol consumption has important health-related
consequences and numerous biological and social determinants.