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Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza‐like illness

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (89th percentile)

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Title
Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza‐like illness
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001957.pub6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Robert T Mathie, Joyce Frye, Peter Fisher, Mathie RT, Frye J, Fisher P

Abstract

Influenza is a highly infectious viral disease that is particularly common in the winter months. Oscillococcinum(®) is a patented homeopathic medicine that is made from a 1% solution of wild duck heart and liver extract, which is then serially diluted 200 times with water and alcohol.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 52 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 24%
Student > Bachelor 12 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 17%
Researcher 6 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 9 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 48%
Psychology 7 13%
Social Sciences 6 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Other 8 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 48. 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 10 June 2017.
All research outputs
#175,235
of 7,909,849 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#642
of 8,716 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,382
of 238,826 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#25
of 236 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 7,909,849 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 8,716 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 17.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 236 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% of its contemporaries.