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A mixed blessing

With increasing life expectancy, longer periods of poor health are becoming a costly risk in old age

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Asian old male patient waiting in hospital

A mixed blessing

With increasing life expectancy, longer periods of poor health are becoming a costly risk in old age

GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE METHODOLOGY

The largest and most detailed analysis to quantify levels, patterns and trends in death and ill health around the world between 1990 and today, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study quantifies health loss from a vast variety of diseases to inform health policymakers worldwide. The GBD regularly updates estimates for premature death and disability from more than 300 diseases and injuries, in 188 countries, by age and sex and makes it comparable.

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