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Collaborative writing applications in healthcare: effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 2017
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Title
Collaborative writing applications in healthcare: effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 2017
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd011388.pub2
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Authors

Patrick M Archambault, Tom H van de Belt, Craig Kuziemsky, Ariane Plaisance, Audrey Dupuis, Carrie A McGinn, Rebecca Francois, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Alexis F Turgeon, Tanya Horsley, William Witteman, Julien Poitras, Jean Lapointe, Kevin Brand, Jean Lachaine, France Légaré

Abstract

Collaborative writing applications (CWAs), such as wikis and Google Documents, hold the potential to improve the use of evidence in both public health and healthcare. Although a growing body of literature indicates that CWAs could have positive effects on healthcare, such as improved collaboration, behavioural change, learning, knowledge management, and adaptation of knowledge to local context, this has never been assessed systematically. Moreover, several questions regarding safety, reliability, and legal aspects exist. The objectives of this review were to (1) assess the effects of the use of CWAs on process (including the behaviour of healthcare professionals) and patient outcomes, (2) critically appraise and summarise current evidence on the use of resources, costs, and cost-effectiveness associated with CWAs to improve professional practices and patient outcomes, and (3) explore the effects of different CWA features (e.g. open versus closed) and different implementation factors (e.g. the presence of a moderator) on process and patient outcomes. We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, and 11 other electronic databases. We searched the grey literature, two trial registries, CWA websites, individual journals, and conference proceedings. We also contacted authors and experts in the field. We did not apply date or language limits. We searched for published literature to August 2016, and grey literature to September 2015. We included randomised controlled trials (RCTs), non-randomised controlled trials (NRCTs), controlled before-and-after (CBA) studies, interrupted time series (ITS) studies, and repeated measures studies (RMS), in which CWAs were used as an intervention to improve the process of care, patient outcomes, or healthcare costs. Teams of two review authors independently assessed the eligibility of studies. Disagreements were resolved by discussion, and when consensus was not reached, a third review author was consulted. We screened 11,993 studies identified from the electronic database searches and 346 studies from grey literature sources. We analysed the full text of 99 studies. None of the studies met the eligibility criteria; two potentially relevant studies are ongoing. While there is a high number of published studies about CWAs, indicating that this is an active field of research, additional studies using rigorous experimental designs are needed to assess their impact and cost-effectiveness on process and patient outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 341 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 56 16%
Student > Bachelor 45 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 45 13%
Researcher 35 10%
Student > Postgraduate 19 6%
Other 46 13%
Unknown 95 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 91 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 55 16%
Social Sciences 20 6%
Psychology 18 5%
Computer Science 9 3%
Other 38 11%
Unknown 110 32%

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 02 May 2018.
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#1,099,665
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,754
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#26,341
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Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#83
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