Journal article

Estimating global injuries morbidity and mortality: methods and data used in the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study

Spencer L James, Chris D Castle, Zachary Dingels, Jack T Fox, Erin B Hamilton, Zichen Liu, Nicholas LS Roberts, Dillon O Sylte, Gregory J Bertolacci, Matthew Cunningham, Nathaniel J Henry, Kate E LeGrand, Ahmed Abdelalim, Ibrahim Abdollahpour, Rizwan Suliankatchi Abdulkader, Aidin Abedi, Kedir Hussein Abegaz, Akine Eshete Abosetugn, Abdelrahman Abushouk, Oladimeji M Adebayo Show all

Injury Prevention | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: While there is a long history of measuring death and disability from injuries, modern research methods must account for the wide spectrum of disability that can occur in an injury, and must provide estimates with sufficient demographic, geographical and temporal detail to be useful for policy makers. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2017 study used methods to provide highly detailed estimates of global injury burden that meet these criteria. METHODS: In this study, we report and discuss the methods used in GBD 2017 for injury morbidity and mortality burden estimation. In summary, these methods included estimating cause-specific mortality for every cause of injury, and then esti..

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