Global Burden of Disease: Massive shifts reshape the health landscape worldwide

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 24, 2013

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: “Globally, health advances present most people with a devastating irony: avoid premature death but live longer and sicker. That’s one of the main findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010), a collaborative project led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. The findings [were] announced at the Royal Society in London on Dec. 14 and published in The Lancet, the first time the journal has dedicated an entire triple issue to one study. The seven scientific papers and accompanying commentaries provide a new platform for assessing the world’s biggest health challenges, and then finding the best ways to address them.”

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