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An overview of the commercial determinants of health

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, August 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#34 of 986)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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Title
An overview of the commercial determinants of health
Published in
Globalization and Health, August 2020
DOI 10.1186/s12992-020-00607-x
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Authors

Melissa Mialon

Abstract

Different terms are described in the literature that refer to commercial determinants as drivers of ill-health. The aim of the present review was to provide an overview of the commercial determinants of health, through a review of the literature on this subject. The review was conducted in December 2019 and updated in February 2020. Searches were conducted from peer-reviewed scientific articles, commentaries, books, and books chapters, with no restriction in their publication dates and languages. The commercial determinants of health cover three areas. First, they relate to unhealthy commodities that are contributing to ill-health. Secondly, they include business, market and political practices that are harmful to health and used to sell these commodities and secure a favourable policy environment. Finally, they include the global drivers of ill-health, such as market-driven economies and globalisation, that have facilitated the use of such harmful practices. The discussion on the commercial determinants of health offers a unique opportunity to shift the dominant paradigm in public health, where individual behaviours are considered to be driven by inadequate environments. Ill-health, damages to the environment, and health and social inequalities, might be better understood through a commercial determinant lens.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 15%
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 12 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 11%
Other 5 6%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 23 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 16 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 3%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 27 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 81. 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 17 November 2021.
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#356,725
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Outputs from Globalization and Health
#34
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#11,836
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Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
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