Burden of disease studies in the WHO European Region—a mapping exercise

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dc.contributor.author O'Donovan, Mark R.
dc.contributor.author Gapp, Christian
dc.contributor.author Stein, Claudia
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-31T11:56:30Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-31T11:56:30Z
dc.identifier.citation O’Donovan, M. R., Gapp, C. and Stein, C. (2018) 'Burden of disease studies in the WHO European Region—a mapping exercise', European Journal of Public Health, cky060 (6pp). doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cky060 en
dc.identifier.issued 2018
dc.identifier.startpage 1
dc.identifier.endpage 6
dc.identifier.issn 1101-1262
dc.identifier.issn 1464-360X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6230
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/eurpub/cky060
dc.description.abstract The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) have produced numerous global burden of disease (GBD) estimates since the 1990s, using disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs). Here we attempt to identify studies that have either independent DALY estimates or build on the work of WHO and IHME, for the WHO European Region, categorize them by scope of disease analysis and geographic coverage, and briefly compare their methodology (age weighting, discounting and disability weights). Methods: Google and Google Scholar were used with the search terms ‘DALY’, ‘national burden of disease’, Member State names and researcher’s names, covering all years. Studies were categorized as: ‘specific’ (fewer than five disease categories or just risk factors for a single country), ‘specific, multicountry’ (fewer than five disease categories or just risk factors for more than one country), ‘extensive’ (covering five or more but not all disease categories for one country), ‘full, sub country’ (covering all relevant disease categories for part of one country) and ‘full, country’ (covering all relevant disease categories for one country). Results: A total of 198 studies were identified: 143 ‘specific’, 26 ‘specific, multicountry’, 7 ‘extensive’, 10 ‘full, sub country’ and 12 ‘full, country’ [England (1), Estonia (2), France (1), Romania (1), Serbia (1), Spain (3), Sweden (2) and Turkey (1)]. About 5 (20%) of the 25 examinable ‘extensive’, ‘full, sub country’ and ‘full, country’ studies calculated DALYs using GBD 2010 methodology. Conclusions: Independent burden of diseases studies in Europe have been located, and categorized by scope of disease analysis and geographic coverage. Methodological choices varied between independent ‘full, country’ studies. en
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dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
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dc.rights © 2018, World Health Organization. The World Health Organization has granted the Publisher permission for the reproduction of this article. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO License (https://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/3.0/igo/) which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
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dc.subject Exercise en
dc.subject Cost of illness en
dc.subject Estonia en
dc.subject Romania en
dc.subject Spain en
dc.subject World health organization en
dc.subject Disability en
dc.subject Disability-adjusted life-year en
dc.subject Global burden of disease en
dc.subject Serbia en
dc.title Burden of disease studies in the WHO European Region—a mapping exercise en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mark O’Donovan, Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mark.odonovan@nuigalway.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder World Health Organization
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle European Journal of Public Health en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mark.odonovan@nuigalway.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid cky060


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© 2018, World Health Organization. The World Health Organization has granted the Publisher permission for the reproduction of this article. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO License (https://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/3.0/igo/) which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2018, World Health Organization. The World Health Organization has granted the Publisher permission for the reproduction of this article. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO License (https://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/3.0/igo/) which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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