By Kelley Weiss, CHCF Center for Health Reporting
A recent article published in the American Journal of Medical Quality says positive endorsements on Facebook could actually mean something about hospital quality.
Researchers looked at two measures: 30-day mortality rates and patient satisfaction.
Dr. Ashish Jha, a professor of health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, says these findings make sense. But he cautions that the study of how accurately social media trends reflect hospital quality is in the early days. Continue reading