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Complex consultations and the ‘edge of chaos’

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of General Practice, January 1970
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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 (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

Mentioned by

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42 tweeters

Citations

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Readers on

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94 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
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2 Connotea
Title
Complex consultations and the ‘edge of chaos’
Published in
British Journal of General Practice, January 1970
Pubmed ID
Authors

Andrew D Innes, Peter D Campion, Frances E Griffiths

Abstract

Complexity theory has attracted considerable attention in recent years, both within medicine and in the wider world. Its themes of uncertainty and non-linearity resonate deeply with the experience of working in general practice. Describing the consultation as a complex, adaptive system provides a coherent theoretical basis for understanding the consultation, which has so far been lacking. Understanding the consultation as a complex, adaptive system offers insights into the consultation of that may prove to be of practical use to clinicians.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
Brazil 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 86 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 19%
Student > Postgraduate 13 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 13%
Other 9 10%
Researcher 9 10%
Other 29 31%
Unknown 4 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 51%
Social Sciences 14 15%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 5%
Psychology 4 4%
Engineering 4 4%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 6 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. 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 25 February 2022.
All research outputs
#1,089,928
of 21,224,592 outputs
Outputs from British Journal of General Practice
#548
of 4,100 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,851
of 210,180 outputs
Outputs of similar age from British Journal of General Practice
#7
of 53 outputs
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