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A systematic review of barriers to and facilitators of the use of evidence by policymakers

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, January 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 6,329)
  • 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
3 news outlets
blogs
9 blogs
policy
7 policy sources
twitter
362 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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559 Dimensions

Readers on

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840 Mendeley
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6 CiteULike
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Title
A systematic review of barriers to and facilitators of the use of evidence by policymakers
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-14-2
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Authors

Kathryn Oliver, Simon Innvar, Theo Lorenc, Jenny Woodman, James Thomas

Abstract

The gap between research and practice or policy is often described as a problem. To identify new barriers of and facilitators to the use of evidence by policymakers, and assess the state of research in this area, we updated a systematic review.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 13 2%
Canada 3 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Other 11 1%
Unknown 800 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 173 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 164 20%
Student > Master 139 17%
Other 55 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 43 5%
Other 172 20%
Unknown 94 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 248 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 175 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 76 9%
Environmental Science 33 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 27 3%
Other 139 17%
Unknown 142 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 337. 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 09 March 2021.
All research outputs
#58,030
of 18,825,797 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#10
of 6,329 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#667
of 284,619 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
of 445 outputs
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