Global health-related publications in otolaryngology are increasing

Kyle J. Chambers, Francis Creighton, Dunia Abdul-Aziz, Mack Cheney, Gregory W. Randolph

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Objectives/Hypothesis Determine trends in global health-related publication in otolaryngology. Study Design A review of research databases. Methods A search of publications available on PubMed and nine additional databases was undertaken reviewing two time periods 10 years apart for the timeframes 1998 to 2002 (early time period) and 2008 to 2012 (recent time period) using specific search terms to identify global health-related publications in otolaryngology. Publications were examined for region of origin, subspecialty, type of publication, and evidence of international collaboration. χ and t test analyses were used to identify trends. Results In the 1998 to 2002 time period, a total of 26 publications met inclusion criteria for the study, with a mean of 5.2 ± 2.8 publications per year. In the 2008 to 2012 time period, a total of 61 publications met inclusion criteria, with a mean of 12.3 ± 5.6 publications per year. The 235% increase in global health-related publications identified between the two study periods was statistically significant (P = .02). The absolute number of publications in which collaboration occurred between countries increased from three in the early time period to nine the recent time period. Conclusions There has been a significant increase in the volume of global health-related publications in English language otolaryngology journals over the past decade, providing strong evidence of the increasing trend of global health as an academic pursuit within the field of otolaryngology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)848-851
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Global health
  • global health research
  • international otolaryngology
  • otolaryngology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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