Issue of the month – December 2018: Burden of Disease


Changes in health in the countries of the UK and 150 English Local Authority areas 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 Reference: Lancet 2018; 392: 1647-61. Published Online October 26, 2018   If we want to keep people healthy, then preventing mortality is no longer sufficient, we need to focus on people living with ill health. Low back and neck pain now have a higher impact on the number of years lost from disability (DALYs) than either ischaemic heart disease or lung cancer. Thus, the leading causes of ill health (in terms of years lived with a disability, YLDs) in the UK in 2016 were low back and neck pain, skin [...]