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dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Declan-
dc.contributor.authorLawrentschuk, Nathan-
dc.contributor.othervan Rij, Simon-
dc.contributor.otherDavies, Nicholas-
dc.contributor.otherWoo, Henry-
dc.identifier.citationBJU Int. 2015 Dec;116(6):984-9en_US
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To assess the online and social media presence of all practising Australian and New Zealand urologists. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In July 2014, all active members of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) were identified. A comprehensive search of Google and each social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube) was undertaken for each urologist to identify any private websites or social media profiles. RESULTS: Of the 435 urologists currently practising in Australia and New Zealand, 305 (70.1%) have an easily identifiable social media account. LinkedIn (51.3%) is the most commonly used form of social media followed by Twitter (33.3%) and private Facebook (30.1%) accounts. About half (49.8%) have a private business website. The average number of social media accounts per urologist is 1.42 and 16 urologists (3.7%) have an account with all searched social media platforms. Over half of those with a Twitter account (55.9%) follow a dedicated urology journal club and have a median (range) number of 'followers' of 12 (1-2 862). Social media users had a median (range) of 2 (0-8 717) 'tweets' on Twitter, 2 (1-45) LinkedIn posts and 1 (1-14) YouTube video. CONCLUSION: This study represents a unique dataset not relying on selection or recall bias but using data freely available to patients and colleagues to gauge social media presence of urologists. Most Australian and New Zealand urologists have a readily identifiable online and social media presence, with widespread and consistent use across both countries.en_US
dc.subjectSocial Mediaen_US
dc.subjectProfessional Practiceen_US
dc.subjectOnline Presenceen_US
dc.subjectProfessional Cultureen_US
dc.subjectEpworth Prostate Centre, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.subjectUroRenal, Vascular Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.titleOnline and social media presence of Australian and New Zealand urologists.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleBJU Internationalen_US
dc.description.affiliatesRoyal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tas, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesDivision of Cancer Surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Vic., Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesDepartment of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesSydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesOlivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Vic., Australiaen_US
dc.type.studyortrialCohort Studyen_US
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