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Strategies to assess the validity of recommendations: a study protocol.

Overview of attention for article published in Implementation Science, August 2013
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Title
Strategies to assess the validity of recommendations: a study protocol.
Published in
Implementation Science, August 2013
DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-8-94
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Authors

Martínez García L, Sanabria AJ, Araya I, Lawson J, Haynes RB, Rigau D, Solà I, Díaz Del Campo P, Estrada MD, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, García Álvarez E, Gracia J, Kotzeva A, Louro-González A, Salcedo-Fernandez F, Trujillo-Martín MM, Alonso-Coello P

Abstract

Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) become quickly outdated and require a periodic reassessment of evidence research to maintain their validity. However, there is little research about this topic. Our project will provide evidence for some of the most pressing questions in this field: 1) what is the average time for recommendations to become out of date?; 2) what is the comparative performance of two restricted search strategies to evaluate the need to update recommendations?; and 3) what is the feasibility of a more regular monitoring and updating strategy compared to usual practice?. In this protocol we will focus on questions one and two.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 3 6%
Peru 3 6%
Canada 1 2%
Argentina 1 2%
Madagascar 1 2%
Unknown 42 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Librarian 4 8%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 6%
Other 16 31%
Unknown 5 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Engineering 3 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 11 22%

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 12 September 2013.
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#13,874,658
of 21,347,686 outputs
Outputs from Implementation Science
#1,504
of 1,683 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#104,604
of 180,944 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Implementation Science
#7
of 8 outputs
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