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Placebo interventions for all clinical conditions

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2010
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Title
Placebo interventions for all clinical conditions
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2010
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003974.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Asbjørn Hróbjartsson, Peter C Gøtzsche

Abstract

Placebo interventions are often claimed to substantially improve patient-reported and observer-reported outcomes in many clinical conditions, but most reports on effects of placebos are based on studies that have not randomised patients to placebo or no treatment. Two previous versions of this review from 2001 and 2004 found that placebo interventions in general did not have clinically important effects, but that there were possible beneficial effects on patient-reported outcomes, especially pain. Since then several relevant trials have been published.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 2%
United Kingdom 8 1%
Germany 6 <1%
Brazil 4 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Colombia 2 <1%
Ireland 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Other 11 1%
Unknown 698 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 146 19%
Student > Bachelor 110 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 105 14%
Researcher 97 13%
Other 53 7%
Other 166 22%
Unknown 73 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 354 47%
Psychology 90 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 58 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 45 6%
Social Sciences 22 3%
Other 80 11%
Unknown 101 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 457. 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 11 May 2020.
All research outputs
#25,895
of 15,522,505 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#51
of 11,208 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,056
of 272,477 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4
of 255 outputs
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