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Table 1 Number of SDM publications in 15 journals in 1996–2011*

From: Publication trends of shared decision making in 15 high impact medical journals: a full-text review with bibliometric analysis

Journal Total no publications No SDM publications %
British Medical Journal 61 903 273 0.44
Journal of General Internal Medicine 4267 213 4.99
Journal of the American Medical Association 32 868 206 0.63
Annals of Internal Medicine 11 950 117 0.98
Archives of Internal Medicine 8388 105 1.25
American Journal of Preventive Medicine** 3442 82 2.38
Canadian Medical Association Journal 18 686 71 0.38
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 3814 48 1.26
The New England Journal of Medicine 19 778 48 0.24
The Lancet 45 325 41 0.09
Preventive Medicine 3368 29 0.86
The American Journal of Medicine 6780 28 0.41
Mayo Clinic Proceedings 4810 19 0.40
Journal of Internal Medicine 2544 3 0.12
Annals of Medicine 1256 2 0.16
Overall (15 journals) 229 179 1285 0.56
  1. Abbreviations [for all tables]: SDM Shared Decision Making, SDM publications publications of any type containing in their full text the phrase “shared decision making” or five other variants.
  2. *Journals ordered by absolute number of SDM publications.
  3. **Publications not available for years 1996–1997 for technical reasons due to a change of publisher in 1998.