New Report: The Global Burden of Disease & the State of US Health

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington has recently released a new report, The State of US Health: Innovations, Insights, and Recommendations from the Global Burden of Disease Study

Significant changes in life expectancy by county, The State of US Health: Innovations, Insights, and Recommendations from the Global Burden of Disease Study page 40, CC BY NC ND 3.0

Significant changes in life expectancy by county, from The State of US Health: Innovations, Insights, and Recommendations from the Global Burden of Disease Study page 40, CC BY NC ND 3.0

“The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) approach…is a systematic, scientific effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography.” The IHME report is based on seven papers from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors study (2010) that appeared in The Lancet and American results from the July 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

IHME also has a complementary report on GBD evidence to guide policy.

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A tip of the hat to Patricia, for telling me about this publication.

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