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Incidence, prevalence, and hybrid approaches to calculating disability-adjusted life years

Overview of attention for article published in Population Health Metrics, September 2012
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Title
Incidence, prevalence, and hybrid approaches to calculating disability-adjusted life years
Published in
Population Health Metrics, September 2012
DOI 10.1186/1478-7954-10-19
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Authors

S Andrew Schroeder

Abstract

When disability-adjusted life years are used to measure the burden of disease on a population in a time interval, they can be calculated in several different ways: from an incidence, pure prevalence, or hybrid perspective. I show that these calculation methods are not equivalent and discuss some of the formal difficulties each method faces. I show that if we don't discount the value of future health, there is a sense in which the choice of calculation method is a mere question of accounting. Such questions can be important, but they don't raise deep theoretical concerns. If we do discount, however, choice of calculation method can change the relative burden attributed to different conditions over time. I conclude by recommending that studies involving disability-adjusted life years be explicit in noting what calculation method is being employed and in explaining why that calculation method has been chosen.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 70 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 24%
Researcher 16 22%
Student > Master 10 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Postgraduate 6 8%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 5 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 11%
Social Sciences 7 10%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 5 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 6%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 9 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2015.
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#4,766,479
of 17,361,274 outputs
Outputs from Population Health Metrics
#157
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Outputs of similar age
#36,397
of 143,224 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Population Health Metrics
#1
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