The increasing significance of disease severity in a burden of disease framework.

  title={The increasing significance of disease severity in a burden of disease framework.},
  author={Grant M. A. Wyper and Ricardo Assunç{\~a}o and Eilidh Fletcher and Michelle Gourley and Ian Grant and Juanita A. Haagsma and Henk Hilderink and Jane Idavain and Tina Lesnik and Elena von der Lippe and Marek Majdan and Gerry McCartney and Milena {\vS}antri{\'c}-Mili{\'c}evi{\'c} and Elena Pallari and Sara Monteiro Pires and Dietrich Plass and Michael Porst and Jo{\~a}o Vasco Santos and Maria Teresa de Haro Moro and Diane L. Stockton and Brecht Devleesschauwer},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
Recent estimates have reiterated that non-fatal causes of disease, such as low back pain, headaches and depressive disorders, are amongst the leading causes of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). For these causes, the contribution of years lived with disability (YLD) - put simply, ill-health - is what drives DALYs, not mortality. Being able to monitor trends in YLD closely is particularly relevant for countries that sit high on the socio-demographic spectrum of development, as it… 
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