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Saturday, January 30, 2010

An Offer You Can’t Refuse! And Certainly Shouldn’t.

The following announcement appeared from Health Affairs Journal (probably the best journal on Health Policy in the world) yesterday.

Top 20 Health Affairs Journal Articles for 2009

January 29th, 2010

by Jane Hiebert-White

We are pleased to announce the “most-read” Health Affairs journal articles published in 2009. The number 1 article published in 2009 was on “Annual Medical Spending Attributable To Obesity” by Eric Finkelstein and colleagues. All articles below are open to all readers for the next 2 weeks—through February 12, 2010.

Top-viewed articles published in 2009

  1. Annual Medical Spending Attributable To Obesity: Payer-And Service-Specific Estimates
    by Eric A. Finkelstein, Justin G. Trogdon, Joel W. Cohen, and William Dietz
  2. Health Spending Projections Through 2018: Recession Effects Add Uncertainty To The Outlook
    by Andrea Sisko, Christopher Truffer, Sheila Smith, Sean Keehan, Jonathan Cylus, John A. Poisal, M. Kent Clemens, and Joseph Lizonitz
  3. National Health Spending In 2007: Slower Drug Spending Contributes To Lowest Rate Of Overall Growth Since 1998
    by Micah Hartman, Anne Martin, Patricia McDonnell, Aaron Catlin, and the National Health Expenditure Accounts Team
  4. What ‘Patient-Centered’ Should Mean: Confessions Of An Extremist
    by Donald M. Berwick
  5. The Recent Surge In Nurse Employment: Causes And Implications
    by Peter I. Buerhaus, David I. Auerbach, and Douglas O. Staiger
  6. Building Organizational Capacity: A Cornerstone Of Health System Reform
    by Janet Corrigan and Dwight McNeill
  7. Take Two Aspirin And Tweet Me In The Morning: How Twitter, Facebook, And Other Social Media Are Reshaping Health Care
    by Carleen Hawn
  8. Fostering Accountable Health Care: Moving Forward In Medicare
    by Elliott S. Fisher, Mark B. McClellan, John Bertko, Steven M. Lieberman, Julie J. Lee, Julie L. Lewis, and Jonathan S. Skinner
  9. Health Reform: A Bipartisan View
    by Jim Cooper and Michael Castle
  10. Meeting Enrollees’ Needs: How Do Medicare And Employer Coverage Stack Up?
    by Karen Davis, Stuart Guterman, Michelle M. Doty, and Kristof M. Stremikis

Read about the next 10 and download those articles that interest you for the next week or two. Then it is over until next year!

Here is the link:


Enjoy. I certainly plan to! The article on Kaiser Permanente (Number 16) is especially relevant!


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