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Practice variation in the use of tests in UK primary care: a retrospective analysis of 16 million tests performed over 3.3 million patient years in 2015/16

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, December 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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21 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Practice variation in the use of tests in UK primary care: a retrospective analysis of 16 million tests performed over 3.3 million patient years in 2015/16
Published in
BMC Medicine, December 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12916-018-1217-1
Authors

Jack W. O’Sullivan, Sarah Stevens, Jason Oke, F. D. Richard Hobbs, Chris Salisbury, Paul Little, Ben Goldacre, Clare Bankhead, Jeffrey K. Aronson, Carl Heneghan, Rafael Perera

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Researcher 5 14%
Other 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 11%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Other 8 22%
Unknown 6 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 31%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Psychology 3 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 6%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 7 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 05 February 2019.
All research outputs
#2,018,504
of 19,199,228 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,364
of 2,868 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#63,470
of 405,593 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#127
of 237 outputs
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