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Table 1 Growth of Medical Informatics.

From: Publication trends in the medical informatics literature: 20 years of "Medical Informatics" in MeSH

Period All PubMed Public Health Medicine Surgery Medical Informatics
1987–1991 43927 (12%) 5724 (48%) 1768 (29%) 135 (48%) 773 (66%)
1992–1996 37981 (9%) 2681 (15%) 1966 (25%) 44 (11%) 714 (38%)
1997–2001 145868 (37%) 12888 (68%) 3339 (36%) 226 (50%) 229 (7%)
2002–2006 102423 (17%) 10882 (28%) 1722 (12%) 132 (23%) 4949(120%)
  1. Average annual growth (Number of articles) and percentage growth over 5-Year periods from 1987–2006