Rock stars, hypnotics and the Olympics: Most read articles in January


The most read article in January was Doyle et al‘s recently published systematic review of the links between patient experience and clinical safety. Bellis et al‘s much discussed paper on rock star mortality was in second place, followed by Kripke et al‘s study of hypnotics and mortality, originally published almost a year ago.

Newly published papers in the top ten include Mahtani and colleagues’ analysis of whether the London Olympics will increase participation in sport and Rowlingson et al‘s mapping study of English GP prescribing data.


Rank Author(s) Title
1 Doyle et al A systematic review of evidence on the links between patient experience and clinical safety and effectiveness
2 Bellis et al Dying to be famous: retrospective cohort study of rock and pop star mortality and its association with adverse childhood experiences
3 Kripke et al Hypnotics’ association with mortality or cancer: a matched cohort study
4 Mahtani et al Can the London 2012 Olympics ‘inspire a generation’ to do more physical or sporting activities? An overview of systematic reviews
5 Bergman et al Vitamin D3 supplementation in patients with frequent respiratory tract infections: a randomised and double-blind intervention study
6 Ekpenyong et al Urban city transportation mode and respiratory health effect of air pollution: a cross-sectional study among transit and non-transit workers in Nigeria
7 Townsend and Pitchford Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case–controlled sample
8 Lee et al UK stroke incidence, mortality and cardiovascular risk management 1999–2008: time-trend analysis from the General Practice Research Database
9 Rowlingson et al Mapping English GP prescribing data: a tool for monitoring health-service inequalities
10 Rajavashisth et al Decreased prevalence of diabetes in marijuana users: cross-sectional data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III

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