Top 50 Most Viewed Medical Journal Articles in 2014

December 9, 2014

Best of 2014

Can you believe its already December?  2014 may have flown by but there has been no shortage of thought-provoking stories and ground breaking medical research published and discussed in healthcare.  Curious about what doctors were reading in 2014?  Well with over 3 million articles views from over 20 countries on Docphin, we crunched the numbers and created not one but TWO top 50 lists this year!

A) Top 50 Most Viewed Journal Articles (see below)

B) Top 50 Most Viewed News Articles

50. Vivek Murthy for Surgeon General
Curfman GD. New England Journal of Medicine

49. The Cost of Defensive Medicine on 3 Hospital Medicine Services
Rothberg MB. JAMA Internal Medicine

48. Attitudes of Hospital Leaders Toward Publicly Reported Measures of Health Care Quality
Lindenauer PK. et al. JAMA Internal Medicine

47. The effect of malpractice reform on emergency department care
Waxman DA, Greenberg MD, Ridgely MS, Kellermann AL, Heaton P. New England Journal of Medicine

46. Graded autonomy in medical education--managing things that go bump in the night
Halpern SD, Detsky AS. New England Journal of Medicine

45. Building the Pipeline: The Creation of a Residency Training Pathway for Future Physician Leaders in Health Care Quality
Patel N, Brennan PJ, Metlay J, Bellini L, Shannon RP, Myers JS. Academic Medicine

44. Sesame Street Goes to Jail: Physicians Should Follow
Dumont DM, Allen SA, Rich JD. Annals of Internal Medicine

43. Cost-Effectiveness of CT Screening in the National Lung Screening Trial
Black WC, et al. New England Journal of Medicine

42. Marketing to physicians in a digital world
Manz C, Ross JS, Grande D. New England Journal of Medicine

41. Rethinking the use of physicians as hired expert lecturers
Avorn J. Annals of Internal Medicine

40. No Appointment Necessary? Ethical Challenges in Treating Friends and Family
Gold KJ, Goldman EB, Kamil LH, Walton S, Burdette TG, Moseley KL. New England Journal of Medicine

39. A piece of my mind. What gets measured gets (micro)managed
Ranji SR. Journal of the American Medical Association

38. Navigating the Google Blind Spot: An Emerging Need for Professional Guidelines to Address Patient-Targeted Googling
Baker MJ, George DR, Kauffman GL. Journal of General Internal Medicine

37. Use of Internist's Free Time by Ambulatory Care Electronic Medical Record Systems
McDonald CJ, Callaghan FM, Weissman A, Goodwin RM, Mundkur M, Kuhn T. JAMA Internal Medicine

36. If doctors can train part time, why not medical students?
Raven PW. British Medical Journal

35. Technology in Medical Education-Osler Meets Watson
Colbert JA, Chokshi DA. Journal of General Internal Medicine

34. The FDA warning on antidepressants and suicidality--why the controversy?
Stone MB. New England Journal of Medicine

33. Innovation in health care leadership
Blumenthal D. New England Journal of Medicine

32. Swimming against the Current - What Might Work to Reduce Low-Value Care?
Colla CH. New England Journal of Medicine

31. Lower versus Higher Hemoglobin Threshold for Transfusion in Septic Shock
Holst LB, et al. New England Journal of Medicine

30. Engineering a Better Health Care System: A Report From the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Cassel CK, Saunders RS. Journal of the American Medical Association

29. Voters and the Affordable Care Act in the 2014 Election
Blendon RJ, Benson JM. New England Journal of Medicine

28. Lessons From Google and Apple: Creating an Open Workplace in an Academic Medical Department to Foster Innovation and Collaboration
Ricciotti HA. Academic Medicine

27. Compensation of Chief Executive Officers at Nonprofit US Hospitals
Joynt KE, Le ST, Orav EJ, Jha AK. JAMA Internal Medicine

26. The Meaning of Brain Death: A Different View
Truog RD, Miller FG. JAMA Internal Medicine

25. Rethinking Physician Payment
Song Z, McMahon LF. Journal of General Internal Medicine

24. Niacin and HDL Cholesterol - Time to Face Facts
Lloyd-Jones DM. New England Journal of Medicine

23. Innovation in Medical Education
Asch DA, Weinstein DF. New England Journal of Medicine

22. The Economics of Academic Medical Centers
Grover A, Slavin PL, Willson P. New England Journal of Medicine

21. 2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines
Amsterdam EA, et al. Circulation

20. Students' Top Factors in Selecting Medical Schools
Zhang K, Xierali I, Castillo-Page L, Nivet M, Conrad SS, Academic Medicine

19. Inpatient Attire: An Opportunity to Improve the Patient Experience
McDonald EG, Dounaevskaia V, Lee TC. JAMA Internal Medicine

18. What can medical education learn from facebook and netflix?
Gaglani SM, Haynes MR. Annals of Internal Medicine

17. A piece of my mind. The $50,000 physical
Rothberg MB. Journal of the American Medical Association

16. The Role of Copy-and-Paste in the Hospital Electronic Health Record
Sheehy AM, Weissburg DJ, Dean SM. JAMA Internal Medicine

15. The Little Things.
Ofri D. New England Journal of Medicine

14. Rethinking the Social History
Behforouz HL, Drain PK, Rhatigan JJ. New England Journal of Medicine

13. What a doctor is good for
Loxterkamp D. British Medical Journal

12. What Aspects of Letters of Recommendation Predict Performance in Medical School? Findings From One Institution
DeZee KJ et al. Academic Medicine

11. How to read a systematic review and meta-analysis and apply the results to patient care: users' guides to the medical literature
Murad MH, et al. Journal of the American Medical Association

10. Goal-directed resuscitation for patients with early septic shock
ARISE investigators, ANZICS Clinical Trials Group. New England Journal of Medicine

9. The Whole Truth About Coronary Stents: The Elephant in the Room
Malhotra A. JAMA Internal Medicine

8. Don't learn on me--are teaching hospitals patient-centered?
Reilly BM, New England Journal of Medicine

7. Paradigm Shifts in Heart-Failure Therapy - A Timeline
Sacks CA, Jarcho JA, Curfman GD. New England Journal of Medicine

6. Understanding the Medical Marriage: Physicians and Their Partners Share Strategies for Success
Perlman RL, Ross PT, Lypson ML. Academic Medicine

5. Socrates Was Not a Pimp: Changing the Paradigm of Questioning in Medical Education
Kost A, Chen FM. Academic Medicine

4. Physician Incomes in the Twenty-first Century: Time for a New Social Contract
Kravitz RL. Journal of General Internal Medicine

3. Changes in Medical Errors after Implementation of a Handoff Program
Starmer AJ, et al. New England Journal of Medicine

2. Disruptive Behaviors Among Physicians
Rosenstein AH, O'Daniel M. Journal of the American Medical Association

1. 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines
Stone NJ. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

We hope you enjoyed the list. Don't miss the Top 50 News Articles viewed on Docphin.  If you have any feedback or thoughts on the list please let us know.  Happy new year!