Please note that the pages on this website do not reflect the methods that were used to generate the final set of results for the GBD-2010 study, which was published in December 2012.
-- If you are interested in the methods or results of GBD-2010 and subsequent revisions, please visit the official website of IHME's GBD project (http://www.healthdata.org/gbd). The materials described on the website are now obsolete but these webpages have been retained as an internet archive of the work of the group.
-- Please visit the website www.globalburdenofinjuries.org to find out more about other closely related collaborations of our group members.
Status of discussion: closed
Lead authors: James Harrison (email@example.com)
Additional authors: Wendy Watson, Maria Segui-Gomez, Jed Blore, Belinda Gabbe, Fred Rivara, Saeid Shahraz, Phil Edwards, Pablo Perel
Lurking members: Lois Fingerhut , Tim Driscoll, and Kavi Bhalla
Issue: GBD 'disability weights' are required for the estimation of YLD. The reliability of existing weights for injury has been questioned. A most important aspect of the GBD 2005 project is the production of a new set of weights. Expert groups, including the injury group, are able to contribute to this sub-project by advising on the categories for which weights should be provided (ie the list of GBD 2005 'sequelae' and by providing definitions for these. The definitions will be used in the study to generate weights: they will be the basis for the descriptions of conditions that will be used by study subjects to compare hypothetical states. This page documents the development of this work.
Important Note: Although this topic is closed, these documents will possible evolve over the next few weeks. Please contact James Harrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to putting them to any use.Last Update: March 27 2009