Measuring morbidity and mortality attributable to rheumatic heart disease in Fiji : a prototype study of disease burden in a developing country by data linkage

Rheumatic heart disease remains a major public health concern in developing countries. Motivated by the lack of up-to-date epidemiologic data from endemic settings, we sought to quantity morbidity and mortality attributable the condition in Fiji, a middle-income country where a high prevalence has consistently been reported. Having resolved to undertake the… CONTINUE READING