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Determinants of patient choice of healthcare providers: a scoping review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, August 2012
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

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16 tweeters

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Title
Determinants of patient choice of healthcare providers: a scoping review
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-12-272
Pubmed ID
Authors

Aafke Victoor, Diana MJ Delnoij, Roland D Friele, Jany JDJM Rademakers

Abstract

In several northwest European countries, a demand-driven healthcare system has been implemented that stresses the importance of patient healthcare provider choice. In this study, we are conducting a scoping review aiming to map out what is known about the determinants of patient choice of a wide range of healthcare providers. As far as we know, not many studies are currently available that attempt to draw a general picture of how patients choose a healthcare provider and of the status of research on this subject. This study is therefore a valuable contribution to the growing amount of literature about patient choice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 410 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 92 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 59 14%
Researcher 47 11%
Student > Bachelor 38 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 29 7%
Other 87 21%
Unknown 65 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 88 21%
Social Sciences 53 13%
Business, Management and Accounting 44 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 37 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 36 9%
Other 70 17%
Unknown 89 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. 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 18 January 2022.
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#1,128,152
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#339
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