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Aten Primaria. 2014 Dec;46(10):541-8. doi: 10.1016/j.aprim.2014.02.007. Epub 2014 May 6.

[Bibliometric map of research done in primary care in Spain during the period 2008-2012].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Centro de Salud Universitario Zona IV, Servicio de Salud de Castilla-La Mancha, Departamento de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, España; Red de Investigación en Actividades Preventivas y Promoción de la Salud (redIAPP), España. Electronic address: jesusl@sescam.org.
2
Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Tarragona, España.
3
Cátedra Medicina de Familia, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, España.
4
Centro de Salud El Palo, Distrito Sanitario Málaga-Guadalhorce, Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, España; Red de Investigación en Actividades Preventivas y Promoción de la Salud (redIAPP), España.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the Spanish scientific production of primary care during 2008-2012.

DESIGN:

Observational study bibliometric.

SETTING:

Spanish scientific production in primary care.

PARTICIPANTS:

The study focused on publications indexed in Medline.

MAIN MEASUREMENTS:

In each record was obtained journal, year of publication, first/last author, workplace and autonomous community. Later, articles were classified according to their content or areas of research. The impact factor was obtained from the basis of bibliometric analysis Journal Citation Reports.

RESULTS:

Using search criteria, were selected 1,048 documents. The transiency rate was 62.6%. Production increased from 170 papers in 2008 to 291 in 2012. Most (65.7%) came from health centers, but we observed a significant increase (P=.01) of the articles from units or research institutes (5.9% in 2008, 12.0% in 2012). Of the total, 61.6% were classified as «clinical aspects», 22.5% were published in the journal Atención Primaria, 80.5% in journals with impact factor and 33.49% in foreign journals, being higher this proportion (P<.001) in units or research institutes (70.5% vs. 29.8%). In relation to population (articles/100.000 inhab.), the most productive communities were Cataluña (4.1), Castilla-La Mancha (3.6), Aragón (3.4) and Navarra (3.4).

CONCLUSIONS:

In primary care publications there is great diversity in both research areas such as in journals where published. Most are from health centers, treat clinical aspects and published in Spanish journals. Differences in the volume of scientific production between regions are observed.

KEYWORDS:

Atención primaria; Bibliometrics; Bibliometría; Evaluación de la investigación en salud; Health research evaluation; Primary health care

PMID:
24811538
DOI:
10.1016/j.aprim.2014.02.007
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