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What have the social sciences ever done for equity in health policy and health systems?

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal for Equity in Health, September 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 1,204)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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Title
What have the social sciences ever done for equity in health policy and health systems?
Published in
International Journal for Equity in Health, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12939-018-0842-9
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Authors

Trisha Greenhalgh

Abstract

The social sciences can be defined as the scientific study of human society and social relationships. A number of underpinning disciplines within the social sciences, notably sociology, social psychology and anthropology, as well as interdisciplinary fields like science and technology studies and migration studies, offer both theoretical insights and methodological approaches which can productively enhance the study of equity in health systems and policy research. In particular, qualitative research in general and the use of narrative methods in particular can help illuminate individual experience and the interaction of multiple structural influences on that experience. This article sets the theoretical scene for a special issue of the journal on social sciences and equity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 23%
Student > Master 7 20%
Librarian 2 6%
Professor 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 13 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 23%
Psychology 2 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 5 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 139. 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 27 September 2019.
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#117,452
of 14,218,793 outputs
Outputs from International Journal for Equity in Health
#5
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#4,512
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal for Equity in Health
#1
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