On the comparable quantification of health risks: lessons from the Global Burden of Disease Study.

  title={On the comparable quantification of health risks: lessons from the Global Burden of Disease Study.},
  author={Christopher J. L. Murray and A. D. Lopez},
  volume={10 5},
Extensive discussion and comments on the Global Burden of Disease Study findings have suggested the need to examine more carefully the basis for comparing the magnitude of different health risks. Attributable burden can be defined as the difference between burden currently observed and burden that would have been observed under an alternative population distribution of exposure. Population distributions of exposure may be defined over many different levels and intensities of exposure (such as… 

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