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Comparative analysis of two methods for measuring sales volumes during malaria medicine outlet surveys

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, September 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)
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Title
Comparative analysis of two methods for measuring sales volumes during malaria medicine outlet surveys
Published in
Malaria Journal, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-12-311
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Authors

Edith Patouillard, Immo Kleinschmidt, Kara Hanson, Sochea Pok, Benjamin Palafox, Sarah Tougher, Kate O’Connell, Catherine Goodman

Abstract

There is increased interest in using commercial providers for improving access to quality malaria treatment. Understanding their current role is an essential first step, notably in terms of the volume of diagnostics and anti-malarials they sell. Sales volume data can be used to measure the importance of different provider and product types, frequency of parasitological diagnosis and impact of interventions. Several methods for measuring sales volumes are available, yet all have methodological challenges and evidence is lacking on the comparability of different methods.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 10%
Cambodia 1 5%
Unknown 18 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 24%
Lecturer 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 2 10%
Researcher 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Other 4 19%
Unknown 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 33%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 14%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 10%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 3 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 15 November 2013.
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#752,610
of 5,036,908 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#272
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Outputs of similar age
#17,374
of 99,167 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#7
of 52 outputs
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