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The index of rural access: an innovative integrated approach for measuring primary care access

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, July 2009
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (57th percentile)

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Title
The index of rural access: an innovative integrated approach for measuring primary care access
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, July 2009
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-9-124
Pubmed ID
Authors

Matthew R McGrail, John S Humphreys

Abstract

The problem of access to health care is of growing concern for rural and remote populations. Many Australian rural health funding programs currently use simplistic rurality or remoteness classifications as proxy measures of access. This paper outlines the development of an alternative method for the measurement of access to primary care, based on combining the three key access elements of spatial accessibility (availability and proximity), population health needs and mobility.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 121 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 2%
Nigeria 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 109 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 29 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 20%
Student > Master 22 18%
Other 9 7%
Unspecified 8 7%
Other 29 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 28%
Social Sciences 27 22%
Unspecified 16 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 7 6%
Other 30 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 09 July 2014.
All research outputs
#3,577,336
of 12,372,945 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,793
of 4,083 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#65,399
of 228,890 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#164
of 407 outputs
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