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Mobile phone messaging reminders for attendance at healthcare appointments

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (77th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
19 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

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735 Mendeley
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Title
Mobile phone messaging reminders for attendance at healthcare appointments
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007458.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ipek Gurol-Urganci, Thyra de Jongh, Vlasta Vodopivec-Jamsek, Rifat Atun, Josip Car

Abstract

This review is an update of the original Cochrane review published in July 2012. Missed appointments are a major cause of inefficiency in healthcare delivery with substantial monetary costs for the health system, leading to delays in diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Patients' forgetfulness is one of the main reasons for missed appointments. Patient reminders may help reduce missed appointments. Modes of communicating reminders for appointments to patients include face-to-face communication, postal messages, calls to landlines or mobile phones, and mobile phone messaging. Mobile phone messaging applications, such as Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS), could provide an important, inexpensive delivery medium for reminders for healthcare appointments.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 1%
United Kingdom 6 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Mozambique 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 710 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 138 19%
Researcher 97 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 80 11%
Student > Bachelor 66 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 55 7%
Other 169 23%
Unknown 130 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 238 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 73 10%
Social Sciences 57 8%
Computer Science 49 7%
Psychology 44 6%
Other 102 14%
Unknown 172 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. 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 July 2016.
All research outputs
#1,281,761
of 21,740,538 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,008
of 12,099 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,526
of 306,430 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#25
of 109 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,740,538 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 12,099 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 29.5. This one has done well, scoring higher than 75% of its peers.
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