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EMBASE search strategies for identifying methodologically sound diagnostic studies for use by clinicians and researchers

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, March 2005
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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 (76th percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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1 policy source
twitter
1 tweeter
peer_reviews
1 peer review site

Citations

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Readers on

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65 Mendeley
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1 Connotea
Title
EMBASE search strategies for identifying methodologically sound diagnostic studies for use by clinicians and researchers
Published in
BMC Medicine, March 2005
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-3-7
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Authors

Nancy L Wilczynski, R Brian Haynes

Abstract

Accurate diagnosis by clinicians is the cornerstone of decision making for recommending clinical interventions. The current best evidence from research concerning diagnostic tests changes unpredictably as science advances. Both clinicians and researchers need dependable access to published evidence concerning diagnostic accuracy. Bibliographic databases such as EMBASE provide the most widely available entrée to this literature. The objective of this study was to develop search strategies that optimize the retrieval of methodologically sound diagnostic studies from EMBASE for use by clinicians.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 3 5%
Canada 3 5%
Italy 2 3%
Peru 2 3%
United Kingdom 1 2%
India 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Belgium 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 49 75%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 20%
Librarian 10 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 12%
Student > Master 6 9%
Other 16 25%
Unknown 3 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 60%
Social Sciences 5 8%
Psychology 3 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 7 11%
Unknown 7 11%

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 16 January 2018.
All research outputs
#3,060,059
of 12,374,131 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,401
of 1,980 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#63,523
of 275,733 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#52
of 75 outputs
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