For our first International General Surgery Journal Club selection, we have partnered with JAMA Surgery to discuss the article Composite Measures for Profiling Hospitals on Bariatric Surgery Performance from the Michigan Bariatric Surgical Collaborative. First author Justin Dimick MD, MPH (@jdmick1) will be participating in the discussion, and Andrew Wright MD (@andrewswright) will be moderating.
The article is available online, and will be free to access for the entire month of March. The twitter-based journal club will begin Monday 3/3 and last through Wednesday 3/5. In order to participate in the discussion, use the hashtag #IGSJC in any tweets about the article or the journal club. To follow the discussion, search for the #IGSJC hashtag. You can use set up a method to follow the #IGSJC hashtag more easily using a a custom widget (go to the settings menu in Twitter to set one up), or though apps like TweetDeck.
Although the moderated discussion will only last 72 hours, you can discuss the article any time on twitter. The tweets will be archived on this blog, and we will announce a “Best Tweet” of the month. In the future we hope to offer prizes (beyond pride and bragging rights) to the author of the best tweet.