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A correction was published on 3 November 2009, see Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(11), 2762.

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(9), 2387-2396; doi:10.3390/ijerph6092387
Article

Life Years at Risk: A Population Health Measure from a Prevention Perspective

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Received: 29 July 2008; Accepted: 2 September 2009 / Published: 3 September 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Epidemiology)
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Abstract: This paper aims to present life years at risk (LYAR), a new measure of population health needs for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, which classifies health outcomes by care type and distinguishes between positive and negative outcomes. It is determined by the probability of ill-health event, population size and life years lost, based on expected incidence, prevalence and mortality. The LYAR consists of two components: the observed LYAR, available using disability adjusted life years, and the avoided LYAR. Three examples are given to illustrate the calculation and application of the measure. The advantages, disadvantages and policy implications are also discussed.
Keywords: health services needs and demand; risk assessment; health status indicators health services needs and demand; risk assessment; health status indicators
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MDPI and ACS Style

Zhao, Y.; Malyon, R. Life Years at Risk: A Population Health Measure from a Prevention Perspective. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2387-2396.

AMA Style

Zhao Y, Malyon R. Life Years at Risk: A Population Health Measure from a Prevention Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2009; 6(9):2387-2396.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zhao, Yuejen; Malyon, Rosalyn. 2009. "Life Years at Risk: A Population Health Measure from a Prevention Perspective." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6, no. 9: 2387-2396.



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