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An international comparison of deceased and living organ donation/transplant rates in opt-in and opt-out systems: a panel study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, September 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • 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
13 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
16 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
googleplus
2 Google+ users

Citations

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118 Dimensions

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Title
An international comparison of deceased and living organ donation/transplant rates in opt-in and opt-out systems: a panel study
Published in
BMC Medicine, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12916-014-0131-4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lee Shepherd, Ronan E O’Carroll, Eamonn Ferguson

Abstract

Policy decisions about opt-in and opt-out consent for organ donation are based on limited evidence. To fill this gap we investigated the difference between deceased and living organ donation rates in opt-in and opt-out consent systems across a 13 year period. We controlled for extensive covariates and estimated the causal effect of consent with instrumental variables analysis.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Unknown 273 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 78 28%
Student > Master 49 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 9%
Researcher 20 7%
Student > Postgraduate 16 6%
Other 49 18%
Unknown 42 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 74 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 11%
Social Sciences 20 7%
Psychology 20 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 6%
Other 63 23%
Unknown 55 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 149. 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 03 September 2021.
All research outputs
#169,720
of 18,846,561 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#154
of 2,823 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,002
of 220,283 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#1
of 13 outputs
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