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Smartphone and medical related App use among medical students and junior doctors in the United Kingdom (UK): a regional survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, October 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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1 news outlet
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
79 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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420 Dimensions

Readers on

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740 Mendeley
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Title
Smartphone and medical related App use among medical students and junior doctors in the United Kingdom (UK): a regional survey
Published in
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, October 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6947-12-121
Pubmed ID
Authors

Karl Frederick Braekkan Payne, Heather Wharrad, Kim Watts

Abstract

Smartphone usage has spread to many settings including that of healthcare with numerous potential and realised benefits. The ability to download custom-built software applications (apps) has created a new wealth of clinical resources available to healthcare staff, providing evidence-based decisional tools to reduce medical errors.Previous literature has examined how smartphones can be utilised by both medical student and doctor populations, to enhance educational and workplace activities, with the potential to improve overall patient care. However, this literature has not examined smartphone acceptance and patterns of medical app usage within the student and junior doctor populations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 11 1%
Spain 4 <1%
Nigeria 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
India 2 <1%
Malaysia 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Other 8 1%
Unknown 702 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 121 16%
Student > Bachelor 117 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 75 10%
Student > Postgraduate 65 9%
Researcher 62 8%
Other 203 27%
Unknown 97 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 301 41%
Computer Science 80 11%
Social Sciences 60 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 46 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 29 4%
Other 98 13%
Unknown 126 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 85. 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 16 May 2020.
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#391,910
of 21,735,696 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#7
of 1,906 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,143
of 178,258 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#3
of 155 outputs
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