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Initial Standardized Framework for Reporting Social Media Analytics in Emergency Care Research

  • Author(s): Roland, Damian
  • Spurr, Jesse
  • Cabrera, Daniel
  • et al.

The use of social media platforms to disseminate information, translate knowledge, change clinical care and create communities of practice is becoming increasingly common in emergency and critical care. With this adoption come new lines and methods of inquiry for research in healthcare. While tools exist to standardize the reporting of clinical studies and systematic reviews, there is no agreed framework for examining social media–based research. This article presents a publication and appraisal checklist for such work and invites further collaboration in the form of a Delphi technique to clarify, expand, improve, and validate the proposal.

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