Simple analytics of disability adjusted life years (DALYs)

Disability adjusted life years lost (DALYs) are one of the most usual health outcome metrics in environmental and health assessments and cost-effectiveness or cost/benefit analysis of interventions in those two areas. The methodology for DALYs´ calculation has been evolving under the Global Burden o...

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Found in: Cs. Económicas
Main Author: Conte Grand, Mariana
Format: Book
Language: Spanish
Published: Buenos Aires : Universidad del CEMA, 2014
Series: Serie documentos de trabajo (Universidad del CEMA) ; no. 545
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Online Access: http://www.ucema.edu.ar/publicaciones/download/documentos/545.pdf
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