Although many studies document the use of social media for sharing and requesting information on specific health conditions,1,2 whether individuals obtain diagnoses on social media platforms has not been investigated.3,4 The occurrence of requests for a diagnosis on social media (crowd-diagnosis) and determination as to whether the requested diagnosis was for a second opinion after seeing a health care professional were evaluated in a case study.
Nobles AL, Leas EC, Althouse BM, et al. Requests for Diagnoses of Sexually Transmitted Diseases on a Social Media Platform. JAMA. 2019;322(17):1712–1713. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.14390
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