UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Richard A. Gosselin
DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016
REGION: Sierra Leone and Nepal
REFERENCE: Stewart B, Kushner A, Kamara T et al. Backlog and burden of fractures in Sierra Leone and Nepal: Results from nationwide cluster randomized, population-based surveys. International Journal of Surgery. 2016;33:49-54. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.07.009.
SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The burden of injury is increasing worldwide; planning for its impact on population health and health systems is urgently needed, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study aimed to model the burden of fractures and project costs to eliminate avertable fracture-related disability-adjusted life-years (i.e., a measure of overall disease burden, expressed as the number of years lost due to ill-health, disability or premature death; DALYs) in Sierra Leone and Nepal.