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Global Burden of Disease

"Global Burden of Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Measure of the burden of disease using the disability-adjusted-life-year (DALY). This time-based measure combines years of life lost due to premature mortality and years of life lost due to time lived in states of less than full health. The metric was developed to assess the burden of disease consistently across diseases, risk factors and regions.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Global Burden of Disease" by people in this website by year, and whether "Global Burden of Disease" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 16 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2017
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