Disability-adjusted Life-year

Definitions

Health Economics

  • The disability-adjusted life-year is a measure of the burden of disability-causing disease and injury. Age-specific expected life-years are adjusted for expected loss of healthy life during those years, yielding measures of states of health or, when two streams of DALYs are com pared, potential health gain or loss by changing from one health care or social intervention to another.
  • acronymDALY
    (written as disability-adjusted life-year)
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