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Email for clinical communication between patients/caregivers and healthcare professionals

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

Mentioned by

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2 blogs
twitter
29 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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81 Dimensions

Readers on

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268 Mendeley
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Title
Email for clinical communication between patients/caregivers and healthcare professionals
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007978.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Helen Atherton, Prescilla Sawmynaden, Aziz Sheikh, Azeem Majeed, Josip Car

Abstract

Email is a popular and commonly-used method of communication, but its use in health care is not routine. Where email communication has been demonstrated in health care this has included its use for communication between patients/caregivers and healthcare professionals for clinical purposes, but the effects of using email in this way is not known.This review addresses the use of email for two-way clinical communication between patients/caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 1%
United Kingdom 3 1%
Germany 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 254 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 48 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 16%
Student > Bachelor 36 13%
Researcher 33 12%
Student > Postgraduate 19 7%
Other 47 18%
Unknown 43 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 110 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 11%
Social Sciences 20 7%
Psychology 18 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 4%
Other 27 10%
Unknown 53 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 January 2020.
All research outputs
#614,865
of 15,488,719 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,685
of 11,200 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,771
of 151,895 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#11
of 98 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,488,719 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 11,200 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 23.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 84% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 98 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 88% of its contemporaries.