Assessing disability weights based on the responses of 30,660 people from four European countries

  title={Assessing disability weights based on the responses of 30,660 people from four European countries},
  author={Juanita Haagsma and Charline Maertens de Noordhout and Suzanne Polinder and Theo Vos and Arie H. Havelaar and Alessandro Cassini and Brecht Devleesschauwer and Mirjam E. Kretzschmar and Niko Speybroeck and Joshua A Salomon},
  booktitle={Population health metrics},
BACKGROUND In calculations of burden of disease using disability-adjusted life years, disability weights are needed to quantify health losses relating to non-fatal outcomes, expressed as years lived with disability. In 2012 a new set of global disability weights was published for the Global Burden of Disease 2010 (GBD 2010) study. That study suggested that comparative assessments of different health outcomes are broadly similar across settings, but the significance of this conclusion has been… CONTINUE READING
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