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Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: Quantifying the epidemiological transition

Lucas, Robyn; Ademi, Z.; Banerjee, Amitava; Blyth, Fiona; Carabin, Helene; Degenhardt, Louisa; Ding, Eric L.; Gabbe, Belinda; Hankey, Graeme; Lan, Qing; Mitchell, Philip; Patton, George C.; Pullan, Rachel L.; Woolf, Anthony; Lopez, Alan D.; Charlson, Fiona; De Leo, Diego; Stein, Dan J.; Barber, Ryan; McGrath, John J.; Whiteford, Harvey

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Background The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013) aims to bring together all available epidemiological data using a coherent measurement framework, standardised estimation methods, and transparent data sources to enable comparisons of health loss over time and across causes, age–sex groups, and countries. The GBD can be used to generate summary measures such as disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) and healthy life expectancy (HALE) that make possible comparative assessments of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164672
Source: The Lancet
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61340-X

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