A clarion call for action based on refined DALY estimates for South Africa

Bradshaw, Debbie, Norman, Rosana, & Schneider, Michelle (2007) A clarion call for action based on refined DALY estimates for South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 97(6), pp. 438-440.

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Abstract

Initial estimates of the burden of disease in South Africa in 20001 have been revised on the basis of additional data to estimate the disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for single causes for the first time in South Africa. The findings highlight the fact that despite uncertainty in the estimates, they provide important information to guide public health responses to improve the health of the nation...

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ID Code: 79821
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: acquired immune deficiency syndrome, cardiovascular disease, cause of death, disability adjusted life years, disease control, disease duration, disease severity, editorial, health care need, health care planning, health program, health statistics, health status, human, Human immunodeficiency virus infection, lifestyle modification, mental disease, metabolic disorder, mortality, neurologic disease, outcome assessment, physical disability, placental transfer, public health, quality of life, risk assessment, risk factor, South Africa, Cost of Illness, Disabled Persons, Humans, Morbidity, Quality-Adjusted Life Years
ISSN: 0256-9574
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Health and Medical Publishing Group
Deposited On: 15 Jan 2015 00:56
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2015 05:46

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