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International Archives of Medicine
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Family Health Medical Practices and Nursing Care: a Bibliometric Approach

Objective: to map scientific production on family health and nursing.

Methods: This is a bibliometric study carried out in the ISI Web of Knowledge/Web of ScienceTM in the temporal cut between the years 1957 and 2016, using the following search topics: “family health” and “nursing”. The search results were analyzed according to the temporal evolution of the publications records; The most prominent magazines; The most productive authors; The articles with the highest number of citations and the most productive institutions and citation relations among the most cited groups of articles in global and local relations.

Results: There are 594 papers on Family Health and Nursing, published in 175 journals, written by 1769 authors related to 671 institutions, located in 42 countries, which the University of São Paulo stands out among them for being the most productive with 74 papers. The 19 articles of greatest impact were published from 1991 to 2011.

Conclusion: The Family Health Strategy – FHS stands out as a main activity that promotes family health care in the Brazilian context and the group of most cited paper within the international scenario ensure the relevance of Brazilian studies.


Keywords: Family Health. Nursing. Bibliometrics.

from International Archives of Medicine

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