Top 10 Most Read in March: dietary fats and changes in cardiovascular risk factors, declaration of conflicts of interest by clinicians and the association between eating speed and obesity

March saw a varied selection of articles enter the Top 10 Most Read. In the top spot, and receiving quite a bit of attention on social media, is a randomised trial by Khaw et al looking at coconut oil, olive oil and butter as dietary fats and the changes in blood lipid profile, weight, fat distribution […]

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Top 10 most read in January: patient satisfaction with hospital care and nurses, manual therapy for excessively crying infants and the timing of probiotic milk consumption during pregnancy and adverse outcomes

January sees seven new papers enter BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles. In at number one is Aiken et al, who investigate how patient perceptions of hospital care are associated with confidence in nurses and doctors, nurse staffing levels and hospital work environments. The authors found a strong association between patients’ perceptions of hospital […]

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Top 10 Most Read in November: health and social care constraints in England, general practice as a career choice, and cost-effectiveness of interventions in preventing type 2 diabetes

November was an interesting month, with many new papers published: five of which reached this month’s Top 10 Most Read list. In the top spot is Watkins et al, with a time trend analysis looking at the effects of health and social care spending constraints on mortality in England. They found that spending constraints, especially […]

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Top 10 most read in October: Physician-pharmaceutical industry interactions, systematic reviews and unpublished data, and polypharmacy and falls in older adults

  Four new entries, and two re-entries, made it into BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles in October. Climbing back into the top position is a longitudinal cohort study by Xie et al., which examines the association between Proton Pump Inhibitors and the risk of all-cause mortality. New in at number five is a […]

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Top 10 Most Read in July: Link Worker social prescribing, best practice in sex and relationship education, and menstrual hygiene management among Bangladeshi adolescent schoolgirls

An assortment of study designs made it into the Top 10 Most Read articles in July: among the popular studies were a systematic review, a protocol for a prospective observational study, and a qualitative study of service user perceptions. At number one this month is a longitudinal cohort study by Xie et al examining the […]

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Top 10 Most Read in June: snus and snoring, long-term antibiotic treatment in times of resistance, the success of the NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship, and serious video gaming for coping with pain

Six new articles made their way up to the Top 10 Most Read list of BMJ Open in June. Maintaining the top position for the second consecutive month is the systematic review and meta-analysis by Oliver Kennedy and colleagues establishing an association between coffee consumption and reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer. […]

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Top 10 Most Read in March: Caesarean section and for-profit status of hospitals, mental health links to diet, and weight discrimination

Caesarean sections and for-profit status of hospitals, the link between diet and mental health, and the effect of weight discrimination on physical activity The Top 10 Most Read articles in March showed great variety in topics and study types. In the top spot this month is a systematic review and meta-analysis by Hoxha et al […]

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Top 10 Most Read: Negative primary care feedback from minority ethnic patients, higher caesarean sections in for-profit hospitals, adolescents’ sex and drug habits, and biased psychology

    February sees five new entries in the top 10 most read articles. At number one this month is an experimental vignette study investigating why minority ethnic groups report poorer primary care experience in patient surveys. Burt and colleagues designed an experiment in the UK to determine whether South Asian people rate simulated GP […]

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BMJ Open: highlights from 2016 in review

In 2011 BMJ Open appeared on the medical publishing scene becoming, in only five years, the world’s largest general medical journal (2015 – Five years old and growing). Another year has passed since then, and thanks to defining our distinctive identity, and being rigorous, open and transparent, we have continued to grow consistently and steadily, […]

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Top 10 most read: Work-life balance of doctors in training, ultra-processed foods and added sugars in the US diet, and quality of life and visual function in patients with age-related macular degeneration

December’s top 10 most read list sees eight new entries. At number one this month is a qualitative study by Rich et al, which investigates the work-life balance of doctors undertaking post graduate medical training in the UK. The authors conducted semistructured focus groups and interviews with medical trainees and trainers and found a lack of work life balance […]

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