Challenges for measuring the burden of non-fatal injury

Belinda Jane Gabbe, Ronan Anthony Lyons, James Harrison, Frederick P Rivara, Shanthi Neranjana Ameratunga, Damien John Jolley, Sarah Derrett, Suzanne Polinder

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Increasing demand for health resources remains a globalchallenge1,2. Valid and reliable methods for quantifying diseaseand injury burden are essential to guide the public healthresponse to identify unmet needs, inform priority setting,develop appropriate policy, plan health services, and to monitorthe impact of interventions3,4. The 1990 Global Burden ofDisease (GBD) study was a landmark project which aimed toproduce comprehensive and comparable estimates of the burdenof disease and injury (and their risk factors). The burden ofdisease concept has been widely adopted by countries and usedin many region-specific studies5-8 to identify the relativemagnitude of different health problems, and has been immenselyinfluential in shaping global health priorities
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16
Number of pages1
JournalAustralasian Epidemiologist
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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