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Fig. 3 | BMC Medicine

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From: ‘Fit-for-purpose?’ – challenges and opportunities for applications of blockchain technology in the future of healthcare

Fig. 3

Summary statistics of publications with the term ‘blockchain’ in the Title or Abstract field in PubMed Central (as of December 1, 2018). a A depiction of the increase in the number of blockchain publications from 2016 to 2018. b A breakdown of the health and life science categories of blockchain publications, including healthcare data, clinical trials, medical education and research, supply chain, biomedical research, genomics, Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and general articles about blockchain applications in healthcare. Non-health articles included those discussing blockchain in other industries such as energy, finance (cryptocurrencies), non-health supply chains, Internet of Things (non-health), news and media, and ecology

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