Sofoklis Goulas

Economist

Sofoklis Goulas

Economist

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Human Capital and Productivity in Plastic Surgery Research During COVID-19: An Artificial Intelligence Approach

Human Capital and Productivity in Plastic Surgery Research During COVID-19: An Artificial Intelligence Approach

The COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented effect on the plastic surgery community across the globe. Karamitros and Goulas (2022) documented each nation’s tion to plastic surgery research and found a 49.27% increase in publications during the pandemic compared with the previous five-year average. This study investigates how COVID-related plastic surgery research is distributed across countries and authors. Understanding country differences in COVID-19-related plastic surgery research is crucial in identifying leaders in emerging research priorities and in gauging each country’s agility to redeploy resources during a crisis. The results show that a concentrated nucleus of countries and researchers took on COVID-related research. Only six countries are represented in 80% of COVID-19-related plastic surgery publications. This suggests that the capacity to contribute to research during a health crisis may be driven by research resources, incentives, and appetite for publications, which may not be ubiquitous across all research communities.


Co Authors : Georgios Karamitros
Outlet : Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, IF: 4.0
Link : https://www.jprasurg.com/article/S1748-6815(23)00055-4/fulltext