The impact of stroke in Italy: first step for a National Burden of Disease Study.

@article{Francescutti2005TheIO,
  title={The impact of stroke in Italy: first step for a National Burden of Disease Study.},
  author={Carlo Francescutti and Sergio Mariotti and Giorgio Simon and Paola D'Errigo and Rossella di Bidino},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={229-40}
}
PURPOSE To calculate the impact of stroke in Italy in 1998, expressed in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) according to the WHO Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study. METHOD The data on first-ever stroke incidence (FES), remission rate and case fatality derived from the health information system and a research on post-FES disability of the Friuli Venezia-Giulia (FVG) Region, were used to compute the years of life lived with disability (YLDs), which were added to the years of life… CONTINUE READING