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Mobile phone messaging reminders for attendance at healthcare appointments

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (70th percentile)

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Title
Mobile phone messaging reminders for attendance at healthcare appointments
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007458.pub3
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Authors

Ipek Gurol‐Urganci, Thyra de Jongh, Vlasta Vodopivec‐Jamsek, Rifat Atun, Josip Car

Abstract

This review is an update of the original Cochrane review published in July 2012. Missed appointments are a major cause of inefficiency in healthcare delivery with substantial monetary costs for the health system, leading to delays in diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Patients' forgetfulness is one of the main reasons for missed appointments. Patient reminders may help reduce missed appointments. Modes of communicating reminders for appointments to patients include face-to-face communication, postal messages, calls to landlines or mobile phones, and mobile phone messaging. Mobile phone messaging applications, such as Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS), could provide an important, inexpensive delivery medium for reminders for healthcare appointments.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 <1%
United Kingdom 6 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Mozambique 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 792 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 143 18%
Researcher 103 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 82 10%
Student > Bachelor 75 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 58 7%
Other 171 21%
Unknown 185 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 250 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 76 9%
Social Sciences 57 7%
Computer Science 52 6%
Psychology 45 6%
Other 104 13%
Unknown 233 29%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. 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 2021.
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#1,668,609
of 25,806,763 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,533
of 13,140 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,950
of 322,505 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#68
of 228 outputs
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