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A survey tool for measuring evidence-based decision making capacity in public health agencies

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, March 2012
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Title
A survey tool for measuring evidence-based decision making capacity in public health agencies
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, March 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-12-57
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Authors

Julie A Jacobs, Paula F Clayton, Cassandra Dove, Tanya Funchess, Ellen Jones, Ghazala Perveen, Brandon Skidmore, Victor Sutton, Sarah Worthington, Elizabeth A Baker, Anjali D Deshpande, Ross C Brownson

Abstract

While increasing attention is placed on using evidence-based decision making (EBDM) to improve public health, there is little research assessing the current EBDM capacity of the public health workforce. Public health agencies serve a wide range of populations with varying levels of resources. Our survey tool allows an individual agency to collect data that reflects its unique workforce.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Canada 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 121 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 16%
Researcher 14 11%
Other 8 6%
Other 36 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 44 34%
Social Sciences 32 25%
Unspecified 10 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 5%
Other 28 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 11 May 2012.
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#1,241,529
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
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