Issue № 2 | 2015 (20)
One of the main goals of a state health care system is improving population health status. It is essential to inform public health policymakers about real problems of citizen health. The authors of Global Burden of Disease study have developed a new approach to compare the effects of different diseases and injuries that lead to premature death and impaired health, and to assess the burden of disease caused by the inﬂ uence of various risk factors. They used Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY) indicator to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss due to different factors. To analyze the major causes of morbidity and premature mortality for the working population in terms of DALYs for Russia in 2013 we used the data, calculations and methodology of GBD study. Also we assessed leading risk factors for illnesses of Russian citizens.
GBD research, YLD indicator, YLL indicator, DALY indicator, GDP losses due to disability, risk factors, death and disability causes.
Skornyakova Е.S. How to Assess Health? Medical Technologies. Assessment and Choice. 2015; 2(20): 9–15.