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Australian news media framing of medical tourism in low- and middle-income countries: a content review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, February 2013
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Title
Australian news media framing of medical tourism in low- and middle-income countries: a content review
Published in
BMC Public Health, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-109
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michelle Imison, Stephen Schweinsberg

Abstract

Medical tourism - travel across international borders for health care - appears to be growing globally, with patients from high-income nations increasingly visiting low- and middle-income countries to access such services. This paper analyses Australian television and newspaper news and current affairs coverage to examine how medical tourism and these destinations for the practice are represented to media audiences.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Unknown 100 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 20%
Student > Master 11 11%
Student > Bachelor 11 11%
Researcher 10 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 10%
Other 25 24%
Unknown 16 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 26 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 16%
Business, Management and Accounting 11 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Arts and Humanities 4 4%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 26 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 12 March 2013.
All research outputs
#5,758,005
of 21,342,999 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#6,091
of 13,833 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#67,255
of 279,171 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#8
of 11 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,342,999 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 72nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 13,833 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 13.7. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 55% of its peers.
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