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Interventions to improve the use of systematic reviews in decision-making by health system managers, policy makers and clinicians

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
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Title
Interventions to improve the use of systematic reviews in decision-making by health system managers, policy makers and clinicians
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009401.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lakshmi Murthy, Sasha Shepperd, Mike J Clarke, Sarah E Garner, John N Lavis, Laure Perrier, Nia W Roberts, Sharon E Straus

Abstract

Systematic reviews provide a transparent and robust summary of existing research. However, health system managers, national and local policy makers and healthcare professionals can face several obstacles when attempting to utilise this evidence. These include constraints operating within the health system, dealing with a large volume of research evidence and difficulties in adapting evidence from systematic reviews so that it is locally relevant. In an attempt to increase the use of systematic review evidence in decision-making a number of interventions have been developed. These include summaries of systematic review evidence that are designed to improve the accessibility of the findings of systematic reviews (often referred to as information products) and changes to organisational structures, such as employing specialist groups to synthesise the evidence to inform local decision-making.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Canada 4 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Barbados 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 7 1%
Unknown 469 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 103 21%
Researcher 97 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 68 14%
Student > Bachelor 33 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 29 6%
Other 96 19%
Unknown 68 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 178 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 62 13%
Social Sciences 55 11%
Psychology 27 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 11 2%
Other 66 13%
Unknown 95 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 06 January 2015.
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#2,944,329
of 17,144,747 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,644
of 11,628 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42,027
of 261,048 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#275
of 498 outputs
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