Bibliometric analysis on Australian rural health publications from 2006 to 2012.
Kumara Mendis, Tegan Edwards, Wendy Stevens, Tim McCrossin
Aust J Rural Health | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVE: To review Australian rural health (ARH) publications in PubMed from 2006 to 2012 and address ARH issues raised by the 2013 Health and Medical Research report. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Internet-based bibliometric analysis using PubMed. MEDLINE-indexed ARH publications from 2006 to 2012 were retrieved using PubMed queries. ARH publications were defined as Australian publications that explore issues relevant to the health of the regional, rural or remote Australian population. Two authors independently reviewed a random sample of 5% of publications for validity. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Analysis determined country of origin (Australia); publications relevant ..View full abstract