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Ethical aspects of directly observed treatment for tuberculosis: a cross-cultural comparison

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Ethics, July 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (85th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (54th percentile)

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Title
Ethical aspects of directly observed treatment for tuberculosis: a cross-cultural comparison
Published in
BMC Medical Ethics, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-14-25
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Authors

Mette Sagbakken, Jan C Frich, Gunnar A Bjune, John DH Porter

Abstract

Tuberculosis is a major global public health challenge, and a majority of countries have adopted a version of the global strategy to fight Tuberculosis, Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS). Drawing on results from research in Ethiopia and Norway, the aim of this paper is to highlight and discuss ethical aspects of the practice of Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) in a cross-cultural perspective.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sierra Leone 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Unknown 158 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 34 21%
Student > Master 24 15%
Researcher 21 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 7%
Student > Postgraduate 11 7%
Other 32 20%
Unknown 27 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 21 13%
Social Sciences 12 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 2%
Other 26 16%
Unknown 29 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 08 December 2014.
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#3,181,516
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Outputs from BMC Medical Ethics
#343
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Ethics
#5
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