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Global burden of disease: causes, levels, and intervention strategies

Ramanan Laxminarayan and Dean Jamison

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0301

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Global burden of disease: causes, levels, and intervention strategies

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Recent decades have seen remarkable progress in quantifying the burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries and in gathering evidence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health interventions. This chapter reviews the major sources of death and disability in these countries and draws lessons from recent analytical work on the cost-effectiveness of interventions to address this disease burden. Four essential messages emerge:...

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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