The burden of disease in older people and implications for health policy and practice

dianagosalvez Diana Gosalvez Prados última modificación 6/03/2015 19:11

23% of the total global burden of disease is attributable to disorders in people aged 60 years and older. Although the proportion of the burden arising from older people (?60 years) is highest in high-income regions, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) per head are 40% higher in low-income and middle-income regions, accounted for by the increased burden per head of population arising from cardiovascular diseases, and sensory, respiratory, and infectious disorders.

Prince MJ, Wu F, Guo Y, Gutierrez Robledo LM, O'Donnell M, Sullivan R, Yusuf S. The burden of disease in older people and implications for health policy and practice. Lancet. 2015 Feb 7;385(9967):549-62. Available at: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2814%2961347-7/abstracthttp://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2814%2961347-7/abstract


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Prince MJ, Wu F, Guo Y, Gutierrez Robledo LM, O'Donnell M, Sullivan R, Yusuf S.

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