↓ Skip to main content

Social Responsibility: A New Paradigm of Hospital Governance?

Overview of attention for article published in Health Care Analysis, April 2012
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age

Mentioned by

2 tweeters


32 Dimensions

Readers on

97 Mendeley
Social Responsibility: A New Paradigm of Hospital Governance?
Published in
Health Care Analysis, April 2012
DOI 10.1007/s10728-012-0206-3
Pubmed ID

Cristina Brandão, Guilhermina Rego, Ivone Duarte, Rui Nunes


Changes in modern societies originate the perception that ethical behaviour is essential in organization's practices especially in the way they deal with aspects such as human rights. These issues are usually under the umbrella of the concept of social responsibility. Recently the Report of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO on Social Responsibility and Health has addressed this concept of social responsibility in the context of health care delivery suggesting a new paradigm in hospital governance. The objective of this paper is to address the issue of corporate social responsibility in health care, namely in the hospital setting, emphasising the special governance arrangements of such complex organisations and to evaluate if new models of hospital management (entrepreneurism) will need robust mechanisms of corporate governance to fulfil its social responsiveness. The scope of this responsible behaviour requires hospitals to fulfil its social and market objectives, in accordance to the law and general ethical standards. Social responsibility includes aspects like abstention of harm to the environment or the protection of the interests of all the stakeholders enrolled in the deliverance of health care. In conclusion, adequate corporate governance and corporate strategy are the gold standard of social responsibility. In a competitive market hospital governance will be optimised if the organization culture is reframed to meet stakeholders' demands for unequivocal assurances on ethical behaviour. Health care organizations should abide to this new governance approach that is to create organisation value through performance, conformance and responsibility.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 2 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 97 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 95 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 20%
Student > Bachelor 11 11%
Researcher 8 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 19 20%
Unknown 8 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 21%
Business, Management and Accounting 20 21%
Social Sciences 14 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6 6%
Other 17 18%
Unknown 12 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 January 2017.
All research outputs
of 12,189,428 outputs
Outputs from Health Care Analysis
of 194 outputs
Outputs of similar age
of 207,224 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Care Analysis
of 6 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,189,428 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 37th percentile – i.e., 37% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 194 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.4. This one is in the 32nd percentile – i.e., 32% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 207,224 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one is in the 49th percentile – i.e., 49% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.
We're also able to compare this research output to 6 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one.