New Science-Metrix paper examines uptake of palliative care research

Published on October 10 2010

new paper featuring bibliometric analyses performed by Science-Metrix has just been published in the journal Palliative Medicine. David Campbell, senior analyst at Science-Metrix, is a co-author on the paper, along with several researchers from Alberta, Canada (including from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary).

The paper uses on bibliometric methods, including citation analysis and citation networks, to explore and map the uptake of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) — an innovative assessment tool used by palliative care providers – throughout the global palliative care community. The authors also draw on bibliometric data to explore certain attributes of this community, including the fields in which they publish and their geographic location. Based on this analysis, the paper suggests approaches that could improve knowledge transfer and support widespread uptake of innovations in palliative care.

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  • Greta Cummings, Patricia D. Biondo, David Campbell, Carla Stiles, Robin Fainsinger, Melanie Muise and Neil Hagen. 2010. Can the global uptake of palliative care innovations be improved? Insights from a bibliometric analysis of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System. Palliative Medicine. E-Pub.

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