The Impact of Infection on Population Health: Results of the Ontario Burden of Infectious Diseases Study

  title={The Impact of Infection on Population Health: Results of the Ontario Burden of Infectious Diseases Study},
  author={Jeffrey C. Kwong and Sujitha Ratnasingham and Michael A. Campitelli and Nick Daneman and Shelley L. Deeks and Douglas G Manuel and Vanessa G. Allen and Ahmed M. Bayoumi and Aamir Fazil and David N. Fisman and Andrea S Gershon and Effie Gournis and Elizabeth Jenny Heathcote and Frances B. Jamieson and Prabhat Jha and Kamran Muzaffar Khan and Shannon E Majowicz and Tony Mazzulli and Allison Mcgeer and Matthew Paul Muller and Abhishek D. Raut and Elizabeth Rea and Robert S. Remis and Rita Shahin and Alissa Jade Wright and Brandon Zagorski and Natasha Sarah Crowcroft},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Evidence-based priority setting is increasingly important for rationally distributing scarce health resources and for guiding future health research. We sought to quantify the contribution of a wide range of infectious diseases to the overall infectious disease burden in a high-income setting. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We used health-adjusted life years (HALYs), a composite measure comprising premature mortality and reduced functioning due to disease, to estimate the burden of… CONTINUE READING


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