2009: The Year in Research

In December 2009, for the second year in a row, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) opened its doors for the 2009 Year in Research online voting initiative where the public voted for their top research articles from a list of 21 nominated contenders. More than 900 people cast votes and voters hailed from 48 states and the District of Columbia, with the largest percentage of voters from the states of Washington (25%) and Connecticut (8.5%).

The top 5 research articles chosen by our readers for 2009 are:

1) Health Care and Public Service Use and Costs Before and After Provision of Housing for Chronically Homeless Persons with Severe Alcohol Problems

2) What Newly Licensed Registered Nurses Have to Say About Their First Experiences

3) A Closer Look at the Economic Argument for Disease Prevention

4) Association Between School Food Environment and Practices and Body Mass Index of U.S. Public School Children

5) Geographic Variation in Public Health Spending

What do you think about the wisdom of the crowd? Did the crowd miss important articles or themes? Did the Foundation miss funding some important articles? Please join the discussion by posting your thoughts and comments on the RWJF Health Reform Blog.

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Thanks again for your participation and we look forward to continuing this discussion online.