Global mortality, disability, and the contribution of risk factors: Global Burden of Disease Study.

@article{Murray1997GlobalMD,
  title={Global mortality, disability, and the contribution of risk factors: Global Burden of Disease Study.},
  author={Christopher J. L. Murray and Alan D Lopez},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1997},
  volume={349 9063},
  pages={1436-42}
}
BACKGROUND Prevention and control of disease and injury require information about the leading medical causes of illness and exposures or risk factors. The assessment of the public-health importance of these has been hampered by the lack of common methods to investigate the overall, worldwide burden. The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) provides a standardised approach to epidemiological assessment and uses a standard unit, the disability-adjusted life year (DALY), to aid comparisons… CONTINUE READING
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