Online and Social Media Resources for Patients with MDS
Purpose of Review
The number of online resources for patients with MDS is exponentially increasing; this is in large part due to the advent of social media which has introduced multiple avenues for information exchange and communication. Whether this information is targeted towards the patient population or not, the wealth of information online represents a new era of patient engagement in their health care. This review aims to highlight the different online resources being used in the field of MDS.
Patients with MDS have access to the opinions of thought leaders in the field, advances in research and clinical trials, and the latest updates at national conferences and leading journals through social media.
Social media is a powerful educational resource for patients with MDS when used conscientiously.
KeywordsMDS Social media Twitter
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Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent
This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.
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