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Abstract: Increasing demand for health resources remains a global challenge. Valid and reliable methods for quantifying disease and injury burden are essential to guide the public health response to identify unmet needs, inform priority setting, develop appropriate policy, plan health services, and to monitor the impact of interventions. The 1990 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study was a landmark project which aimed to produce comprehensive and comparable estimates of the burden of disease and injury (and their risk factors). The burden of disease concept has been widely adopted by countries and used in many region-specific studies to identify the relative magnitude of different health problems, and has been immensely influential in shaping global health priorities.

To cite this article: Gabbe, Belinda J; Lyons, Ronan A; Harrison, James E; Rivara, Frederick P; Ameratunga, Shanthi; Jolley, Damien; Polinder, Suzanne and Derrett, Sarah. Challenges for measuring the burden of non-fatal injury [online]. Australasian Epidemiologist, Vol. 19, No. 2, Dec 2012: 16. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=160898262829433;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1327-8835. [cited 23 Mar 17].

Personal Author: Gabbe, Belinda J; Lyons, Ronan A; Harrison, James E; Rivara, Frederick P; Ameratunga, Shanthi; Jolley, Damien; Polinder, Suzanne; Derrett, Sarah; Source: Australasian Epidemiologist, Vol. 19, No. 2, Dec 2012: 16 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1327-8835 Subject: Wounds and injuries--Economic aspects; Health planning--Statistical methods; People with disabilities--Social conditions; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, email: belinda.gabbe@monash.edu
(2) College of Medicine, Swansea University
(3) Research Centre for Injury Studies, Flinders University
(4) Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Washington
(5) School of Population Health, University of Auckland
(6) Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
(7) Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC
(8) Injury Prevention Research Unit, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago

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