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Paucity of qualitative research in general medical and health services and policy research journals: analysis of publication rates

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, October 2011
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1 blog
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44 tweeters
googleplus
2 Google+ users

Citations

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Readers on

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53 Mendeley
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Title
Paucity of qualitative research in general medical and health services and policy research journals: analysis of publication rates
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, October 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-11-268
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Authors

Anna R Gagliardi, Mark J Dobrow

Abstract

Qualitative research has the potential to inform and improve health care decisions but a study based on one year of publications suggests that it is not published in prominent health care journals. A more detailed, longitudinal analysis of its availability is needed. The purpose of this study was to identify, count and compare the number of qualitative and non-qualitative research studies published in high impact health care journals, and explore trends in these data over the last decade.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 4%
Colombia 1 2%
Korea, Republic of 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 46 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 23%
Researcher 8 15%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 6%
Other 11 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 42%
Social Sciences 12 23%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Computer Science 2 4%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 4 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 40. 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 21 May 2019.
All research outputs
#452,709
of 13,855,981 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#109
of 4,670 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,675
of 109,676 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#6
of 209 outputs
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