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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, January 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 (#1 of 39,514)
  • 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, January 2016
DOI 10.1136/bmj.i2139
Pubmed ID
Authors

Martin A Makary , Michael Daniel , Martin A Makary, Michael Daniel, Makary, Martin A, Daniel, Michael

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 2%
France 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Unknown 463 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 76 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 66 14%
Student > Bachelor 52 11%
Researcher 52 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 51 11%
Other 184 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 215 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 63 13%
Unspecified 50 10%
Computer Science 22 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 4%
Other 111 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6046. 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 21 September 2018.
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#24
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Outputs from British Medical Journal
#1
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#1
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Outputs of similar age from British Medical Journal
#1
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