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Palliative care in COPD: an unmet area for quality improvement

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, August 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

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2 news outlets
twitter
12 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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73 Dimensions

Readers on

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197 Mendeley
Title
Palliative care in COPD: an unmet area for quality improvement
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, August 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s74641
Pubmed ID
Authors

Julia Vermylen, Eytan Szmuiowicz, Ravi Kalhan

Abstract

COPD is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Patients suffer from refractory breathlessness, unrecognized anxiety and depression, and decreased quality of life. Palliative care improves symptom management, patient reported health-related quality of life, cost savings, and mortality though the majority of patients with COPD die without access to palliative care. There are many barriers to providing palliative care to patients with COPD including the difficulty in prognosticating a patient's course causing referrals to occur late in a patient's disease. Additionally, physicians avoid conversations about advance care planning due to unique communication barriers present with patients with COPD. Lastly, many health systems are not set up to provide trained palliative care physicians to patients with chronic disease including COPD. This review analyzes the above challenges, the available data regarding palliative care applied to the COPD population, and proposes an alternative approach to address the unmet needs of patients with COPD with proactive primary palliative care.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 194 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 17%
Researcher 24 12%
Student > Bachelor 18 9%
Other 16 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 6%
Other 51 26%
Unknown 43 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 78 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 13%
Psychology 8 4%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 2%
Other 22 11%
Unknown 53 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. 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 29 April 2016.
All research outputs
#1,182,151
of 22,821,814 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#64
of 2,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,492
of 264,253 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#3
of 87 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,821,814 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,353 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 87 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.