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Email for communicating results of diagnostic medical investigations to patients

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2012
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Title
Email for communicating results of diagnostic medical investigations to patients
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007980.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Barbara Meyer, Helen Atherton, Prescilla Sawmynaden, Josip Car

Abstract

As medical care becomes more complex and the ability to test for conditions grows, pressure on healthcare providers to convey increasing volumes of test results to patients is driving investigation of alternative technological solutions for their delivery. This review addresses the use of email for communicating results of diagnostic medical investigations to patients.

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 79 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 3%
United States 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 75 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 13%
Student > Bachelor 10 13%
Researcher 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Other 12 15%
Unknown 17 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 11%
Psychology 7 9%
Computer Science 4 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 5%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 22 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 27 September 2012.
All research outputs
#7,230,395
of 12,527,093 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#7,351
of 8,923 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#60,410
of 121,754 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#81
of 115 outputs
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