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Lung and colorectal cancer treatment and outcomes in the Veterans Affairs health care system

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Management and Research, January 2015
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  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#47 of 126)
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Title
Lung and colorectal cancer treatment and outcomes in the Veterans Affairs health care system
Published in
Cancer Management and Research, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/cmar.s75463
Pubmed ID
Authors

Leah L Zullig, Christina D Williams, Alice G Fortune-Britt, Zullig LL, Williams CD, Fortune-Britt AG, Leah Zullig, Christina Williams, Alice Fortune-Britt

Abstract

Lung cancer (LC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) are the second- and third-most commonly diagnosed cancers in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. While many studies have evaluated the treatment quality and outcomes of various aspects of VA LC and CRC care, there are no known reviews synthesizing this information across studies. The purpose of this literature review was to describe LC and CRC treatment (ie, surgical and nonsurgical) and outcomes (eg, mortality, psychosocial, and other) in the VA health care system as reported in the existing peer-reviewed scientific literature. We identified potential articles through a search of published literature using the PubMed electronic database. Our search strategy identified articles containing Medical Subject Headings terms and keywords addressing veterans or veterans' health and LC and/or CRC. We limited articles to those published in the previous 11 years (January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2013). A total of 230 articles were retrieved through the search. After applying the selection criteria, we included 74 studies (34 LC, 47 CRC, and seven both LC and CRC). VA provides a full array of treatments, often with better outcomes than other health care systems. More work is needed to assess patient-reported outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 6%
Unknown 16 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 24%
Student > Master 4 24%
Researcher 2 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Professor 2 12%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 2 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 29%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Computer Science 1 6%
Other 3 18%
Unknown 3 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 November 2015.
All research outputs
#3,344,267
of 7,368,779 outputs
Outputs from Cancer Management and Research
#47
of 126 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#95,541
of 232,950 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cancer Management and Research
#4
of 6 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 7,368,779 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 52nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 126 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.4. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 61% of its peers.
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