Most read articles in January

The most read article in January was Bito et al‘s randomised controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of wrap therapy in treating pressure ulcers. Both Crawley et al‘s paper on chronic fatigue syndrome amongst school-aged children and Margel and Fleshner’s ecological study of prostate cancer and the oral contraceptive pill remained highly popular. Rank Author(s) […]

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Most read articles in October

The most read article in October was Overgaard et al’s comparison of birth outcomes in freestanding midwifery units and obstetric units in Denmark. The article by Holden et al on the costs of prescribing analogue insulin remains highly viewed in second place and McGlade et al’s study of the regional variation in organ donation in the UK received coverage […]

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Most popular articles in September

September’s most-accessed articles are topped by the article by Holden et al. on costs to the UK NHS of prescribing analogue insulin. This article prompted some strongly worded responses on our site, and you can read the responses here. The BBC, among others, also covered this research (view their report here). Click on the titles to view the articles […]

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BMJ Open and BMJ articles on device recalls

Yesterday BMJ Open published ‘Medical-device recalls in the UK and the device-regulation process: retrospective review of safety notices and alerts‘. This paper sits with features, analysis and commentary in the BMJ and the latest edition of Dispatches, ‘The truth about going under the knife’, on Channel 4 (tonight, 16 May, 8 pm). The full list […]

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BMJ Open in PubMed Central

This week BMJ Open received confirmation the journal has been accepted for inclusion in the NLM collection and so may deposit articles in PubMed Central (PMC). This means that by publishing in BMJ Open authors will meet the requirements of major funders such as the Wellcome Trust by making their articles open access and ensuring their deposition in PMC. Another reason […]

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