Groneberg-Kloft, B; Scutaru, C; Fischer, A; Welte, T;Kreiter, C; Quarcoo, D "Analysis of research output parameters: Density equalizing mapping and citation trend analysis" BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH 9. JAN 27 2009. p.NIL_1-NIL_8 Biomed Central, London
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TITLE: Analysis of research output parameters: Density equalizing mapping
and citation trend analysis (Article, English)
AUTHOR: Groneberg-Kloft, B; Scutaru, C; Fischer, A; Welte, T;Kreiter, C;
SOURCE: BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH 9. JAN 27 2009. p.NIL_1-NIL_8 BIOMED
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ABSTRACT: Background: Burden of disease studies indicate major
socio-economic burdens since many years. They should be used for the
allocation of funding. However, imbalances are present in funding policies
and therefore benchmarking becomes increasingly important in health
Methods: The present study assessed benchmarking approaches. Using large
data base analyses, research was analyzed for different health research
output parameters. The fields of cardiovascular and respiratory medicine
served as models to assess irregular patterns of health research. For
visualization, density equalizing mapping procedures were used.
Results: Specific areas of major research activity were identified for
European countries and large differences were found. Spatial distribution
of published items for cardiac and cardiovascular systems differed in
comparison to the distribution for the respiratory system. In general,
large countries dominated the overall number of published items. When
qualitative measures such as citation analysis were assessed, differing
results were achieved. In this category, mostly Scandinavian countries
Conclusion: The present approach of comparative output benchmarking can be
used to assess institutional operating figures at the national and
international level and to analyze imbalances in health and research
AUTHOR ADDRESS: B Groneberg-Kloft, Free Univ Berlin, Charite Univ Med
Berlin, Otto Heubner Ctr, D-1000 Berlin, Germany
E-mail: Beatrix.groneberg-kloft at charite.de
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