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Self-prescribing among young Norwegian doctors: a nine-year follow-up study of a nationwide sample

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, October 2005
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Self-prescribing among young Norwegian doctors: a nine-year follow-up study of a nationwide sample
Published in
BMC Medicine, October 2005
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-3-16
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Erlend Hem, Guro Stokke, Reidar Tyssen, Nina T Grønvold, Per Vaglum, Øivind Ekeberg


Self-prescribing among doctors is common, but no longitudinal studies have documented this issue. We studied the self-prescribing behaviour among young Norwegian physicians and the predictors of self-prescribing.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 3 5%
Ecuador 1 2%
Unknown 54 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 17%
Student > Bachelor 8 14%
Student > Postgraduate 7 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 10%
Other 15 26%
Unknown 6 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 52%
Psychology 4 7%
Social Sciences 4 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 9 16%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 13 September 2019.
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