Feature BMJ Group Improving Health Awards 2013

Research Paper of the Year award 2013

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2512 (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2512
  1. Trish Groves, deputy editor, BMJ
  1. tgroves{at}bmj.com

This annual BMJ award recognises outstanding original research with potential to contribute considerably to improving health and healthcare. Trish Groves introduces the shortlist

This year’s judges of the Research Paper of the Year award have to choose between six very different papers. All six papers tackle common and important challenges in healthcare in well resourced settings, and several show that we need less medicine, not more. Which study will the judges decide has the greatest potential to improve health and healthcare; to help doctors make better decisions about clinical practice, public health, research methods, or health policy; and to improve health outcomes for patients or populations? Which is truly outstanding?

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for inoperable severe aortic stenosis

In the original Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves (PARTNER) trial patients in their 80s with a greater than 50% risk of death or serious irreversible complications from conventional aortic valve surgery were randomised to either …

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