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Congratulations to IHME faculty and to many of the GBD’s nearly 3,000 collaborators. Four papers in 2017 were among the top 100 most influential globally, according to Altmetric, the London-based organization that tracks and analyzes the impact of peer-review journal articles. Those papers were:
#14: Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years
With high BMI accounting for 4 million deaths globally, the rate of increase in childhood obesity levels found in this study gives particular cause for concern. Read the full study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
#34: Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015
An informative study measuring national levels of personal health-care access and quality based on mortality rates from non-fatal causes. Read the full study published in The Lancet.
#48: US Spending on Personal Health Care and Public Health, 1996-2013
This comprehensive study estimates the amount spent on personal healthcare in the USA by condition, age, sex and type of care. Read the full study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
#54: Inequalities in Life Expectancy Among US Counties, 1980 to 2014: Temporal Trends and Key Drivers
Where you're from matters. This study in the Journal of the American Medical Association traces the variation in life expectancy in the United States based on the counties in which their participants live. Read the full study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Read the full list of top 100 most-discussed journal articles of 2017, according to Altmetric here.