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Effectiveness of mobile-phone short message service (SMS) reminders for ophthalmology outpatient appointments: Observational study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Ophthalmology, May 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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12 tweeters
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1 Google+ user
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Citations

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215 Mendeley
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Title
Effectiveness of mobile-phone short message service (SMS) reminders for ophthalmology outpatient appointments: Observational study
Published in
BMC Ophthalmology, May 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2415-8-9
Pubmed ID
Authors

Elizabeth Koshy, Josip Car, Azeem Majeed

Abstract

Non-attendance for hospital outpatient appointments is a significant problem in many countries. It causes suboptimal use of clinical and administrative staff and financial losses, as well as longer waiting times. The use of Short Message Service (SMS) appointment reminders potentially offers a cost-effective and time-efficient strategy to decrease non-attendance and so improve the efficiency of outpatient healthcare delivery.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
United Kingdom 4 2%
Spain 2 <1%
Pakistan 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Unknown 200 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 42 20%
Researcher 36 17%
Student > Postgraduate 24 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 11%
Student > Bachelor 20 9%
Other 49 23%
Unknown 20 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 86 40%
Social Sciences 28 13%
Computer Science 24 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 7%
Psychology 12 6%
Other 26 12%
Unknown 24 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 31 October 2013.
All research outputs
#2,711,144
of 20,374,295 outputs
Outputs from BMC Ophthalmology
#134
of 1,922 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#27,233
of 245,490 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Ophthalmology
#1
of 12 outputs
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