Population Health Metrics
We would like to share with you our most influential articles of 2015, according to Altmetric.com.
Influential Articles of 2015
Using maximum weight to redefine body mass index categories in studies of the mortality risks of obesity
Left behind: widening disparities for males and females in US county life expectancy, 1985–2010
Projected growth of the adult congenital heart disease population in the United States to 2050: an integrative systems modeling approach
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The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014
Age-aggregation bias in mortality trends
Our work on benchmarking efficiency is now out: http://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-016-0653-z
It uses some very cool econ and OR methods, and it even has a press release: http://www.healthdata.org/news-release/improving-health-facility-efficiency-could-markedly-expand-hiv-treatment :
“Improving efficiency can support major gains in expanding ART to people who need treatment, especially when funding is limited,” says IHME Assistant Professor Abraham Flaxman, senior author of the study. “Now we, as a global health community, need to figure out how.”
Nice update on polio eradication efforts from Heidi Larson’s Vaccine Confidence Report: http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/is-the-big-switch-the-final-piece-in-the-polio-jigsaw/
Improving the measurement of maternal mortality in Thailand using multiple data sources
Chandoevwit W, Phatchana P, Sirigomon K, Ieawsuwan K, Thungthong J, Ruangdej S
Population Health Metrics 2016, 14 :16 (4 May 2016)
Another one for the reading list:
The following new articles have just been published in Population Health Metrics
A novel method for estimating distributions of body mass index
Ng M, Liu P, Thomson B, Murray C
Population Health Metrics 2016, 14 :6 (12 March 2016)