Gains in health expectancy from the elimination of diseases among older people.

@article{Mathers1999GainsIH,
  title={Gains in health expectancy from the elimination of diseases among older people.},
  author={Colin Douglas Mathers},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={1999},
  volume={21 5-6},
  pages={
          211-21
        }
}
PURPOSE This paper examines a health expectancy based approach to obtaining disease-specific measures of the contribution of health problems to loss of healthy life among older people. Health expectancies combine mortality and morbidity into a single population health measure. The objectives of this study are to evaluate the usefulness of potential gains in health expectancies as a measure of health impact of various chronic diseases and injury among older people and to examine whether… CONTINUE READING

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