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False-positive COVID-19 results: hidden problems and costs

Overview of attention for article published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, December 2020
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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 1,962)
  • 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)

Mentioned by

news
21 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
twitter
6029 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
reddit
11 Redditors

Citations

dimensions_citation
19 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
150 Mendeley
Title
False-positive COVID-19 results: hidden problems and costs
Published in
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, December 2020
DOI 10.1016/s2213-2600(20)30453-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Elena Surkova, Vladyslav Nikolayevskyy, Francis Drobniewski

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 150 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 23 15%
Student > Master 22 15%
Student > Bachelor 18 12%
Other 14 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 8%
Other 26 17%
Unknown 35 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 9%
Engineering 7 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 3%
Other 35 23%
Unknown 43 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4347. 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 18 January 2021.
All research outputs
#420
of 16,636,435 outputs
Outputs from The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
#4
of 1,962 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#63
of 317,094 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
#1
of 88 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,636,435 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 1,962 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 57.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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