The burden of disease in older people and implications for health policy and practice

@article{Prince2015TheBO,
  title={The burden of disease in older people and implications for health policy and practice},
  author={Martin James Prince and Fan Wu and Yanfei Guo and Luis Miguel Guti{\'e}rrez Robledo and Salim Yusuf},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2015},
  volume={385},
  pages={549-562}
}
23% of the total global burden of disease is attributable to disorders in people aged 60 years and older. Although the proportion of the burden arising from older people (≥60 years) is highest in high-income regions, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) per head are 40% higher in low-income and middle-income regions, accounted for by the increased burden per head of population arising from cardiovascular diseases, and sensory, respiratory, and infectious disorders. The leading contributors to… CONTINUE READING
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