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A systematic review of barriers to data sharing in public health

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, November 2014
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5 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
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183 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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291 Mendeley
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3 CiteULike
Title
A systematic review of barriers to data sharing in public health
Published in
BMC Public Health, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1144
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Authors

Willem G van Panhuis, Proma Paul, Claudia Emerson, John Grefenstette, Richard Wilder, Abraham J Herbst, David Heymann, Donald S Burke

Abstract

In the current information age, the use of data has become essential for decision making in public health at the local, national, and global level. Despite a global commitment to the use and sharing of public health data, this can be challenging in reality. No systematic framework or global operational guidelines have been created for data sharing in public health. Barriers at different levels have limited data sharing but have only been anecdotally discussed or in the context of specific case studies. Incomplete systematic evidence on the scope and variety of these barriers has limited opportunities to maximize the value and use of public health data for science and policy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
Italy 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 280 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 68 23%
Student > Master 59 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 13%
Student > Bachelor 26 9%
Student > Postgraduate 19 7%
Other 61 21%
Unknown 19 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 61 21%
Computer Science 43 15%
Social Sciences 43 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 21 7%
Other 55 19%
Unknown 44 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 168. 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 September 2020.
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#114,799
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Outputs from BMC Public Health
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