McGill Article Examines Use Of DALY Health Metric To Study Global Burden Of Disease
McGill International Review: The Global Burden of Disease: Use and Abuse of Health Metrics
Kody Crowell, graduate student at McGill University, discusses the use of the health metric, the DALY (disability adjusted life year), to understand the global burden of diseases, and writes, “Understanding their imperfections, researchers and countries should supplement indicators like the DALYs with local qualitative knowledge for responsible health priority-setting” (2/27).
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