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Twitter for travel medicine providers

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Travel Medicine, March 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (75th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (70th percentile)

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8 tweeters

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1 Dimensions

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Title
Twitter for travel medicine providers
Published in
Journal of Travel Medicine, March 2016
DOI 10.1093/jtm/taw002
Pubmed ID
Abstract

Travel medicine practitioners, perhaps more so than medical practitioners working in other areas of medicine, require a constant flow of information to stay up-to-date, and provide best practice information and care to their patients. Many travel medicine providers are unaware of the popularity and potential of the Twitter platform. Twitter use among our travellers, as well as by physicians and health providers, is growing exponentially. There is a rapidly expanding body of published literature on this information tool. This review provides a brief overview of the ways Twitter is being used by health practitioners, the advantages that are peculiar to Twitter as a platform of social media, and how the interested practitioner can get started. Some key points about the dark side of Twitter are highlighted, as well as the potential benefits of using Twitter as a way to disseminate accurate medical information to the public. This article will help readers develop an increased understanding of Twitter as a tool for extracting useful facts and insights from the ever increasing volume of health information.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 50%
Student > Postgraduate 3 30%
Other 1 10%
Researcher 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 30%
Computer Science 2 20%
Unspecified 2 20%
Social Sciences 2 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 10%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 May 2017.
All research outputs
#2,352,839
of 11,340,557 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Travel Medicine
#98
of 546 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#70,007
of 290,806 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Travel Medicine
#6
of 20 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 11,340,557 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 79th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 546 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.6. This one has done well, scoring higher than 81% of its peers.
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