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Table 4 Effects of social media use by patients on the healthcare professional – patient relationship

From: Social media use in healthcare: A systematic review of effects on patients and on their relationship with healthcare professionals

Effect Article no.
Healthcare professional-patient relationship More equal communication [22, 23, 30, 36, 37]
Switching of doctors [1, 36]
Harmonious relationship [14, 24]
Suboptimal interaction [1, 13]