- It's wasn't long before there was a response!
A doctor who has a protected stream tweeted " advertising his lack of knowledge or seeking it? or just lazy?" This is an important issue- how do other doctors and the wider public view admitting that one does not know all the answers?
Trisha and I raised the issue of confidentiality if tweeting about a real case- even if the patient is not identifiable to others, they would be identifiable to themselves. So if I ever thought I had a reason to crowdsource clinical information I would advise the patient that I was going to do this in case they later came across my tweet themselves.
Liz, a medical students suggested that she couldn't see what the fuss was about. Surely the tweet was hypothetical? I replied that we didn't know the context of the tweet. A blog post would give us more information and allow us to understand the tweet in context.
@manicsleepteacher wondered if this tweet could represent the way forward for primary-secondary care communication? I pointed out the responses so far didn't seem to show that this was a very useful way of gaining information!