International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications / 2019 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Physicians’ Attitude towards The Use of Social Media for Professional Purposes in Saudi Arabia

Table 3

Questions and opinions about the use of social media ().

Questions%

Do you think social media can help to improve your knowledge and skills in your career?
Yes76
No12
Unsure12

Do physicians have a duty to rebutt inappropriate or inaccurate health information posted online?
Yes70
No12
Unsure18

Is it appropriate for physicians to look up any available online information about a patient as part of regular clinical practice?
Agree33.2
Neutral36.2
Disagree30.6

If a physician obtained the medical information from a related mobile phone application or website, would a patient trust medical advice?
Agree18.7
Neutral37
Disagree44.3

Would you be comfortable conducting a consultation with a patient via skype or other online telecommunications?
Yes24
No53
Unsure23

Would social media affect the patients choice of healthcare provider ?
Agree74
Neutral22.5
Disagree3.4