It has been a busy year for this blog and for doctors in general. While the number of posts have dwindled compared to my earlier experience in this space, I have enjoyed "diving deep" into topics with greater research behind them. Like others, I suspect my impact in the medical blog-o-sphere has been far more influential here than if I had stuck to a conventional medical journal format for publication of these topics. So far, 2015 promises to be no different.
So, for what it's worth, here are my most-read "top ten" blog posts of 2014:
10. The Effects of Maintenance of Certification and Crony Capitalism
9. Paid NEJM Subscriptions: There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch
8. Reviewing the Regulators
7. The Importance of Demonizing Specialists
6. The New CMS National Coverage Decision for Pacemakers
5. The Business of Testing Physicians
4. For Medical Students, It Seems Nothing Has Changed
3. What Is Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation?
2. How Much Do Doctors Really Earn? The public's interest in this topic seems insatiable.
1. The ABIM Foundation, Choosing Wisely, and the $2.3 Million Condominium The grand-daddy of them all, with already over 17,100 page views as of today and just posted a little over a week ago.
Yes, I'd say it's been a very productive year indeed.