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Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US

Overview of attention for article published in British Medical Journal, May 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 48,719)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US
Published in
British Medical Journal, May 2016
DOI 10.1136/bmj.i2139
Pubmed ID
Authors

Martin A Makary, Michael Daniel

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 16 <1%
Brazil 5 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
Spain 4 <1%
Japan 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
Mexico 3 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
Other 12 <1%
Unknown 1903 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 339 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 234 12%
Researcher 214 11%
Student > Bachelor 197 10%
Other 184 9%
Other 551 28%
Unknown 240 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 732 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 287 15%
Engineering 103 5%
Computer Science 77 4%
Social Sciences 58 3%
Other 367 19%
Unknown 335 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6585. 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 08 July 2020.
All research outputs
#130
of 15,410,417 outputs
Outputs from British Medical Journal
#3
of 48,719 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1
of 265,074 outputs
Outputs of similar age from British Medical Journal
#1
of 885 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,410,417 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 48,719 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 33.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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