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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 (#4 of 49,527)
  • 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
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Authors

Martin A Makary, Michael Daniel

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 15 <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 1969 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 350 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 238 12%
Researcher 215 11%
Student > Bachelor 206 10%
Other 187 9%
Other 574 28%
Unknown 254 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 741 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 294 15%
Engineering 105 5%
Computer Science 79 4%
Social Sciences 62 3%
Other 395 20%
Unknown 348 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6636. 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 09 September 2020.
All research outputs
#161
of 15,879,709 outputs
Outputs from British Medical Journal
#4
of 49,527 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1
of 266,071 outputs
Outputs of similar age from British Medical Journal
#1
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So far Altmetric has tracked 49,527 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 34.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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