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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 (#1 of 46,322)
  • 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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Mendeley readers

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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 1705 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 305 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 218 12%
Researcher 205 12%
Student > Bachelor 174 10%
Other 165 9%
Other 506 29%
Unknown 188 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 677 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 250 14%
Engineering 88 5%
Computer Science 70 4%
Social Sciences 54 3%
Other 345 20%
Unknown 277 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6514. 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 23 February 2020.
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#39
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Outputs from British Medical Journal
#1
of 46,322 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1
of 262,519 outputs
Outputs of similar age from British Medical Journal
#1
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