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Who can you trust? A review of free online sources of “trustworthy” information about treatment effects for patients and the public

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, February 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 1,706)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

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129 tweeters

Citations

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5 Dimensions

Readers on

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49 Mendeley
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Title
Who can you trust? A review of free online sources of “trustworthy” information about treatment effects for patients and the public
Published in
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, February 2019
DOI 10.1186/s12911-019-0772-5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Andrew D. Oxman, Elizabeth J. Paulsen

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 49 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 14%
Student > Master 6 12%
Other 6 12%
Researcher 6 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 14 29%
Unknown 7 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 24%
Computer Science 6 12%
Psychology 5 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Engineering 4 8%
Other 10 20%
Unknown 8 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 79. 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 06 September 2021.
All research outputs
#359,712
of 19,151,080 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#8
of 1,706 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,408
of 279,379 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#1
of 19 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,151,080 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,706 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 279,379 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 19 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.