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Real-world data in the United Kingdom: opportunities and challenges

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, June 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)

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Title
Real-world data in the United Kingdom: opportunities and challenges
Published in
BMC Medicine, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12916-016-0647-x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Laura McDonald, Dimitra Lambrelli, Radek Wasiak, Sreeram V. Ramagopalan

Abstract

Real-world data is that collected outside the constraints of controlled clinical trials and is increasingly informing decision-making in healthcare. The landscape of real-world data in the United Kingdom is set to evolve over the coming months as the government plans to build on databases currently in place by collecting patient data from all family practices and linking this information with hospital records. This initiative, called care.data, has the potential to be an invaluable resource. However, the programme has been criticized on grounds of data privacy, which has led to an extended delay in its implementation and the expectation that a large number of people will opt out. Opt-outs may introduce substantial biases to the dataset, and understanding how to account for these presents a significant challenge for researchers. For the scope and quality of real-world evidence in the United Kingdom to be realised, and for this information to be used effectively, it is essential to address this challenge.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 51 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Researcher 6 12%
Other 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 8 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 35%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 14 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 02 July 2019.
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#1,564,971
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#1,165
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#32,469
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