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Australian news media framing of medical tourism in low- and middle-income countries: a content review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, February 2013
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8 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Australian news media framing of medical tourism in low- and middle-income countries: a content review
Published in
BMC Public Health, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-109
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michelle Imison, Stephen Schweinsberg

Abstract

Medical tourism - travel across international borders for health care - appears to be growing globally, with patients from high-income nations increasingly visiting low- and middle-income countries to access such services. This paper analyses Australian television and newspaper news and current affairs coverage to examine how medical tourism and these destinations for the practice are represented to media audiences.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Unknown 102 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 20%
Student > Master 11 10%
Student > Bachelor 11 10%
Researcher 10 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 9%
Other 27 25%
Unknown 16 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 26 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 16%
Business, Management and Accounting 11 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Arts and Humanities 4 4%
Other 18 17%
Unknown 26 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 12 March 2013.
All research outputs
#6,176,429
of 22,694,633 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#6,419
of 14,769 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#67,557
of 282,906 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#108
of 282 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,694,633 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 72nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 14,769 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 13.9. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 56% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 282 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 60% of its contemporaries.