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Older adults and technology: in telehealth, they may not be who you think they are

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Emergency Medicine, January 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (73rd percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (61st percentile)

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Title
Older adults and technology: in telehealth, they may not be who you think they are
Published in
International Journal of Emergency Medicine, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12245-017-0162-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Peter Greenwald, Michael Ethan Stern, Sunday Clark, Rahul Sharma

Abstract

When we established an emergency department-based telemedicine program, we assumed that many older patients would be skeptical of the new technology and choose not to participate. Our assumption was incorrect. Of the 1052 patients we evaluated in the first several months, 355 (33%) were 60, 2 were 99. Satisfaction and quality assessment scores among older patients were similar to those for younger patients. Many of these older patients demonstrated flexibility and interest in the novel use of technology. Our emergency department-based telemedicine program resulted in safe and satisfactory care and was readily accepted by our older patients.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 72 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 12 17%
Student > Master 9 13%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 14 19%
Unknown 17 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 12 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 13%
Computer Science 4 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Other 12 17%
Unknown 21 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 04 August 2020.
All research outputs
#4,455,939
of 18,496,698 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Emergency Medicine
#138
of 514 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#110,136
of 421,139 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Emergency Medicine
#9
of 21 outputs
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