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Vulnerability of populations and the urban health care systems to nuclear weapon attack – examples from four American cities

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2007
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 541)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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18 news outlets
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2 blogs
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3 tweeters
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1 Google+ user
reddit
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46 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Vulnerability of populations and the urban health care systems to nuclear weapon attack – examples from four American cities
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2007
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-6-5
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Authors

William C Bell, Cham E Dallas

Abstract

The threat posed by the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) within the United States has grown significantly in recent years, focusing attention on the medical and public health disaster capabilities of the nation in a large scale crisis. While the hundreds of thousands or millions of casualties resulting from a nuclear weapon would, in and of itself, overwhelm our current medical response capabilities, the response dilemma is further exacerbated in that these resources themselves would be significantly at risk. There are many limitations on the resources needed for mass casualty management, such as access to sufficient hospital beds including specialized beds for burn victims, respiration and supportive therapy, pharmaceutical intervention, and mass decontamination.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 4%
Canada 1 2%
Turkey 1 2%
Mexico 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 40 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 22%
Student > Master 8 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 15%
Other 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Other 10 22%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 13%
Social Sciences 5 11%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 9%
Computer Science 4 9%
Engineering 3 7%
Other 19 41%
Unknown 5 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 159. 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 09 August 2020.
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#119,196
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Outputs from International Journal of Health Geographics
#5
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