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Five insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019


Murray, CJL and Lopez, AD and Singh, A and Vos, T and Lim, SS, Global Burden of Disease 2019 Collaborators, Five insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019, The Lancet, 396, (10258) pp. 1135-1159. ISSN 0140-6736 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31404-5


The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2019 provides a rules-based synthesis of the available evidence on levels and trends in health outcomes, a diverse set of risk factors, and health system responses. GBD 2019 covered 204 countries and territories, as well as first administrative level disaggregations for 22 countries, from 1990 to 2019. Because GBD is highly standardised and comprehensive, spanning both fatal and non-fatal outcomes, and uses a mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive list of hierarchical disease and injury causes, the study provides a powerful basis for detailed and broad insights on global health trends and emerging challenges. GBD 2019 incorporates data from 281 586 sources and provides more than 3·5 billion estimates of health outcome and health system measures of interest for global, national, and subnational policy dialogue. All GBD estimates are publicly available and adhere to the Guidelines on Accurate and Transparent Health Estimate Reporting. From this vast amount of information, five key insights that are important for health, social, and economic development strategies have been distilled. These insights are subject to the many limitations outlined in each of the component GBD capstone papers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Global Burden of Disease, epidemiology, DALY
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Epidemiology
Research Field:Disease surveillance
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Determinants of health
UTAS Author:Singh, A (Mr Ambrish Singh)
ID Code:150311
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:178
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2022-06-07
Last Modified:2022-06-08

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