The Commonwealth Fund’s Top 10 for 2016

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Top 10

As expected, the presidential election dominated the headlines—and The Commonwealth Fund’s website—in 2016. Among our most-read web pages were RAND analyses estimating the impact of now President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s health care proposals.

Also popular was The Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs, a new digital resource developed by a coalition of foundations in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to improve understanding of high-need patients and highlight promising care approaches. As always, our health system performance scorecard—this one examining local communities—made the top 10. And so did our most recent international survey, which showed that despite marked improvement in access to care, the U.S. has farther to go to catch up with its peers.

Test your health policy knowledge with our year-end quiz about our most-read pieces. The following were the 10 most popular pieces of Commonwealth Fund content in 2016:

  1. Donald Trump's Health Care Reform Proposals: Anticipated Effects on Insurance Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Costs, and the Federal Deficit, E. Saltzman and C. Eibner, September 2016. 

  2. To the Point: The Health Care Reform Proposals of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, S. R. Collins and S. Beutel, September 2016. 

  3. The Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs, The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation, with the Institute for Health Care Improvement, December 2016. 

  4. International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2015, E. Mossialos, M. Wenzl, R. Osborn, and D. Sarnak (eds.), January 2016. 

  5. Rising to the Challenge: The Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on Local Health System Performance, 2016 Edition, D. C. Radley, D. McCarthy, and S. L. Hayes, July 2016. 

  6. The Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Economy: A Five-Year Perspective, C. Schoen, February 2016. 

  7. Developing a Framework for Evaluating the Patient Engagement, Quality, and Safety of Mobile Health Applications, K. Singh, D. Bates, et al., February 2016. 

  8. In New Survey of 11 Countries, U.S. Adults Still Struggle with Access to and Affordability of Health Care, R. Osborn, D. Squires, M. M. Doty, D. O. Sarnak, and E. C. Schneider, Health Affairs Web First, Nov. 16, 2016. 

  9. Hillary Clinton's Health Care Reform Proposals: Anticipated Effects on Insurance Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Costs, and the Federal Deficit, Christine Eibner, Sarah Nowak, Jodi Liu, September 2016.  

  10. Mortality Trends Among Working-Age Whites: The Untold Story, D. Squires and D. Blumenthal, January 2016.

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