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Evidence on global medical travel

Overview of attention for article published in Bulletin of the World Health Organization, September 2015
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Title
Evidence on global medical travel
Published in
Bulletin of the World Health Organization, September 2015
DOI 10.2471/blt.14.146027
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kai Ruggeri, Ladislav Záliš, Christopher R Meurice, Ian Hilton, Terry-Lisa Ly, Zorana Zupan, Saba Hinrichs

Abstract

The potential benefits of travelling across national borders to obtain medical treatment include improved care, decreased costs and reduced waiting times. However, medical travel involves additional risks, compared to obtaining treatment domestically. We review the publicly-available evidence on medical travel. We suggest that medical travel needs to be understood in terms of its potential risks and benefits so that it can be evaluated against alternatives by patients who are seeking care. We propose three domains -quality standards, informed decision-making, economic and legal protection - in which better evidence could support the development of medical travel policies.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Czechia 1 1%
Unknown 77 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 27%
Researcher 10 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Student > Postgraduate 5 6%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 14 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 19%
Business, Management and Accounting 13 16%
Social Sciences 8 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 9%
Psychology 5 6%
Other 10 13%
Unknown 21 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 13 October 2020.
All research outputs
#4,918,155
of 19,102,798 outputs
Outputs from Bulletin of the World Health Organization
#1,579
of 4,082 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#87,650
of 360,676 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Bulletin of the World Health Organization
#22
of 48 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,102,798 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 73rd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 4,082 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 13.1. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 60% of its peers.
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