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Recruitment and retention of occupational therapists and physiotherapists in rural regions: a meta-synthesis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, February 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (74th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (63rd percentile)

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Title
Recruitment and retention of occupational therapists and physiotherapists in rural regions: a meta-synthesis
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-59
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Authors

Robin K Roots, Linda C Li

Abstract

Significant efforts have been made to address the shortage of health professionals in rural communities. In the face of increasing demand for rehabilitation services, strategies for recruiting and retaining occupational therapists (OTs) and physiotherapists (PTs) have yielded limited success. This study aims to broaden the understanding of factors associated with recruitment and retention of OTs and PTs in rural regions, through a synthesis of evidence from qualitative studies found in the literature.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 77 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 28%
Student > Bachelor 12 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Researcher 8 10%
Unspecified 7 9%
Other 21 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 25 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 17%
Social Sciences 13 16%
Psychology 8 10%
Unspecified 6 7%
Other 15 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 03 April 2013.
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#2,729,450
of 11,340,149 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,194
of 3,596 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#80,033
of 315,561 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#45
of 124 outputs
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