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Health Affairs' Top Ten Articles Of 2015: Health Spending, Population Health, And More

Bethesda, MD — As 2016 begins, Health Affairs has tallied its ten most-read articles of 2015, an annual tradition. The most-read article, by Ge Bai of Washington and Lee University and Gerard Anderson of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, contains a list of its own: the fifty US hospitals with the highest markup relative to Medicare-allowable costs.


Health Affairs’ 2015 list also includes: reports about US health spending for both 2013 and 2014 and projections for the decade ahead; life expectancy disparities as a result of hazardous workplace practices; and how different US hospital rating systems could generate consumer confusion. Two Narrative Matters essays, one about giving birth and the other addressing octogenarians’ desire to maintain independent living, round out the list.


There is free access to these articles until January 19.


To share the list on Twitter: #HA_Top10


The most-read Health Affairs Blog posts of 2015 will be announced next week.