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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 1,918)
  • 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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130 tweeters

Citations

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10 Dimensions

Readers on

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59 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

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 59 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 12%
Other 6 10%
Researcher 6 10%
Student > Master 6 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 18 31%
Unknown 12 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 22%
Computer Science 6 10%
Psychology 5 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 7%
Engineering 4 7%
Other 14 24%
Unknown 13 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 80. 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 March 2022.
All research outputs
#418,613
of 21,807,934 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#8
of 1,918 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,698
of 286,024 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#1
of 20 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 1,918 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 5.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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