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Who can you trust? A review of free online sources of “trustworthy” information about treatment effects for patients and the public

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Online attention

Altmetric score 79
  • 158 tweeters
  • 31 Mendeley

This article is in the 96th percentile (ranked 8,672nd) of the 268,091 tracked articles of a similar age in all journals and the 95th percentile (ranked 1st) of the 20 tracked articles of a similar age in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

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Altmetric calculates a score based on the online attention an article receives. Each coloured thread in the circle represents a different type of online attention. The number in the centre is the Altmetric score. Social media and mainstream news media are the main sources that calculate the score. Reference managers such as Mendeley are also tracked but do not contribute to the score. Older articles often score higher because they have had more time to get noticed. To account for this, Altmetric has included the context data for other articles of a similar age.