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Impact of health conditions based on burden of DALYS (don't think ME/CFS included)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Comes from WHO's new #GBD tool: http://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare/

    Anyone able to see whether ME/CFS on this? I know people like @Snow Leopard have argued we might do well if research resources were based on DALYs but not good if we're not registering.

     
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    A.B. Senior Member

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    The DALY is partially based on how bad the general population thinks the illness is.
     
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    Yes, DALYs are based on a fudge factor, not that they call it that, though not the general public I think. Someone decides how bad a disease is, and gives it a multiplier. CFS used to rate very low. There is some official, or group, somewhere, who regard CFS as a non-issue.
     
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