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The Social Media Index as an Indicator of Quality for Emergency Medicine Blogs

The Social Media Index as an Indicator of Quality for Emergency Medicine Blogs

The Social Media Index’s correlation with multiple quality evaluation instruments over time supports the hypothesis that it is associated with overall Web site quality. It can play a role in guiding individuals to high-quality resources that can be reviewed with critical appraisal techniques. A total of 309 of 330 raters completed all ratings (93.6%). The Social Media Index correlated moderately to strongly with the mean rater gestalt ratings (range 0.69 to 0.76) and moderately with the mean rater ALiEM AIR score (range 0.55 to 0.61) and METRIQ-8 score (range 0.53 to 0.57) during the month of the blog post’s selection and for 2 years after. Ten blogs were randomly selected from a list of emergency medicine and critical care Web sites.

CriticalCare.news
November 8, 2018