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Public health communications and alert fatigue

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, August 2013
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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 (95th percentile)

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37 tweeters
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1 Google+ user

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Title
Public health communications and alert fatigue
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, August 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-295
Pubmed ID
Authors

Janet G Baseman, Debra Revere, Ian Painter, Mariko Toyoji, Hanne Thiede, Jeffrey Duchin

Abstract

Health care providers play a significant role in large scale health emergency planning, detection, response, recovery and communication with the public. The effectiveness of health care providers in emergency preparedness and response roles depends, in part, on public health agencies communicating information in a way that maximizes the likelihood that the message is delivered, received, deemed credible and, when appropriate, acted on. However, during an emergency, health care providers can become inundated with alerts and advisories through numerous national, state, local and professional communication channels. We conducted an alert fatigue study as a sub-study of a larger randomized controlled trial which aimed to identify the most effective methods of communicating public health messages between public health agencies and providers. We report an analysis of the effects of public health message volume/frequency on recall of specific message content and effect of rate of message communications on health care provider alert fatigue.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 3%
Malaysia 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 83 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 20%
Researcher 17 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 13%
Student > Postgraduate 6 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 18 20%
Unknown 12 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 13%
Social Sciences 12 13%
Computer Science 6 7%
Psychology 5 6%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 17 19%

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 13 May 2020.
All research outputs
#660,443
of 16,175,961 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#172
of 5,601 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,263
of 161,039 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
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