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Sixty seconds on . . . TikTok doctors

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 29 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n286
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

We’re not talking about clocks?

No, we’re talking about the video sharing social media platform TikTok. The app has gained huge popularity during the pandemic, with more people at home and in search of distraction.

I don’t need to offer consultations over TikTok now, do I?

No, you’re safe for now. Some doctors are, however, using the platform to provide health related information to the public, on both covid-19 and non-covid-19 related matters. There are videos on everything from bed …

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