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“Do your homework…and then hope for the best”: the challenges that medical tourism poses to Canadian family physicians’ support of patients’ informed decision-making

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Ethics, September 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)

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Title
“Do your homework…and then hope for the best”: the challenges that medical tourism poses to Canadian family physicians’ support of patients’ informed decision-making
Published in
BMC Medical Ethics, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-14-37
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks, Rory Johnston, Shafik Dharamsi

Abstract

Medical tourism-the practice where patients travel internationally to privately access medical care-may limit patients' regular physicians' abilities to contribute to the informed decision-making process. We address this issue by examining ways in which Canadian family doctors' typical involvement in patients' informed decision-making is challenged when their patients engage in medical tourism.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
Unknown 54 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 23%
Researcher 9 16%
Student > Master 8 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 5%
Other 13 23%
Unknown 5 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 27%
Social Sciences 10 18%
Psychology 7 13%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 9%
Arts and Humanities 3 5%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 7 13%

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 03 December 2013.
All research outputs
#2,976,866
of 12,373,815 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Ethics
#261
of 526 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#35,897
of 159,468 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Ethics
#1
of 2 outputs
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