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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 (#10 of 65,315)
  • 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 14 <1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Brazil 4 <1%
France 3 <1%
Mexico 3 <1%
Japan 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Other 10 <1%
Unknown 3136 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 475 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 323 10%
Student > Bachelor 317 10%
Researcher 290 9%
Other 237 7%
Other 787 25%
Unknown 753 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 956 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 425 13%
Engineering 139 4%
Computer Science 102 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 83 3%
Other 585 18%
Unknown 892 28%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7599. 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 26 May 2024.
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#355
of 25,983,245 outputs
Outputs from British Medical Journal
#10
of 65,315 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2
of 313,871 outputs
Outputs of similar age from British Medical Journal
#1
of 895 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,983,245 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 65,315 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 44.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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