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Life Years at Risk: A Population Health Measure from a Prevention Perspective
AbstractThis 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.
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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.View more citation formats
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.