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Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2006
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

Mentioned by

1 policy source
18 tweeters
1 Wikipedia page


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Readers on

695 Mendeley
1 CiteULike
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Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2006
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-2-9
Pubmed ID

Warren A Kaplan


The ongoing policy debate about the value of communications technology in promoting development objectives is diverse. Some view computer/web/phone communications technology as insufficient to solve development problems while others view communications technology as assisting all sections of the population. This paper looks at evidence to support or refute the idea that fixed and mobile telephones is, or could be, an effective healthcare intervention in developing countries.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 16 2%
United Kingdom 8 1%
South Africa 7 1%
Canada 4 <1%
New Zealand 4 <1%
Switzerland 4 <1%
Indonesia 3 <1%
Pakistan 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Other 16 2%
Unknown 629 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 166 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 118 17%
Researcher 108 16%
Student > Bachelor 66 9%
Student > Postgraduate 55 8%
Other 133 19%
Unknown 49 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 171 25%
Computer Science 115 17%
Social Sciences 107 15%
Engineering 36 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 31 4%
Other 165 24%
Unknown 70 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 21 January 2017.
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Altmetric has tracked 21,346,377 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,053 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 20.9. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 74% of its peers.
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