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Research in action: using positive deviance to improve quality of health care

Overview of attention for article published in Implementation Science, May 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 1,674)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
6 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
74 tweeters

Citations

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320 Dimensions

Readers on

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427 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
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Title
Research in action: using positive deviance to improve quality of health care
Published in
Implementation Science, May 2009
DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-4-25
Pubmed ID
Authors

Elizabeth H Bradley, Leslie A Curry, Shoba Ramanadhan, Laura Rowe, Ingrid M Nembhard, Harlan M Krumholz

Abstract

Despite decades of efforts to improve quality of health care, poor performance persists in many aspects of care. Less than 1% of the enormous national investment in medical research is focused on improving health care delivery. Furthermore, when effective innovations in clinical care are discovered, uptake of these innovations is often delayed and incomplete. In this paper, we build on the established principle of 'positive deviance' to propose an approach to identifying practices that improve health care quality.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 2%
Canada 3 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Latvia 1 <1%
Rwanda 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 405 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 72 17%
Student > Master 70 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 65 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 37 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 34 8%
Other 95 22%
Unknown 54 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 104 24%
Social Sciences 81 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 8%
Psychology 36 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 30 7%
Other 68 16%
Unknown 72 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 113. 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 December 2021.
All research outputs
#268,804
of 20,975,194 outputs
Outputs from Implementation Science
#16
of 1,674 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,199
of 142,071 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Implementation Science
#1
of 7 outputs
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