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What we can learn from Cuba's health care system - Mother Nature Network

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Universal care and good access to care are two factors that contribute to the success of Cuba's health care system.

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BGSBOYS Geography.'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 2:19 PM

Good for comparison of healthcare systems.AS GEOG.

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Most Efficient Health Care: Countries - Worldbank, Bloomberg Best, and Worldmapper

Most Efficient Health Care: Countries - Worldbank, Bloomberg Best, and Worldmapper | Unit 4 Health and Pollution | Scoop.it

Among advanced economies, the U.S. spends the most on health care on a relative cost basis with the worst outcome  

 

Source for this unique mapping: http://www.worldmapper.org/textindex/text_disease.html


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Brian Altonen's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:10 AM

This Worldbank, Bloomberg and Worldmapper sites provide different graphics or tables on the same thing -- world health and health care. 

 

Worldbank research (chapter from book): http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTHSD/Resources/topics/Health-Financing/HFRChap1.pdf

 

Bloomberg (tables):

http://www.bloomberg.com/sustainability/health-population/

 

Worldmapper (maps):

http://www.worldmapper.org/textindex/text_disease.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UK health performance: findings of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 : The Lancet

UK health performance: findings of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. By - Prof Christopher JL Murray MD, Prof Michael A Richards MD, Prof John N Newton FRCP, Prof Kevin A Fenton MD, Prof H R...


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Mental Health and the Global Burden of Disease Study

Worldwide, millions of healthy years of life are lost to mental and substance use disorders. These conditions are the fifth-leading cause of overall disease burden, mainly affecting younger people. Based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010, this animated infographic, produced by The Lancet, zooms in on mental health, graphically depicting the toll these disorders take.


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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:17 AM

There is a strong and urgent need to develop cost-effective intervention and prevention strategies for mental health.

 

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, mental disorders, including substance use disorders, account for 7.4% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) worldwide. This means that mental disorders account for more of the total global disease burden than tuberculosis, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or transport injuries.

 

Read more here: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2813%2961611-6/fulltext

 

The costs of mental disorders are enormous. In 2010 alone, the total cost of brain disorders in Europe has been estimated to be €798 billion PPP. Of this, 37% constitute direct health care costs, 23% direct non-health care costs, and 40% constitute indirect costs associated with production losses. On average, the per capita cost of brain disorders in European countries in 2010 is estimated to be €1550 PPP. Of these total costs, mood disorders accounted for €113.4 billion PPP, and anxiety disorders accounted for €74.4 billion PPP.

 

Read more here: http://www.europeanbraincouncil.org/pdfs/Publications_/Cost%20of%20Disorders%20of%20the%20Brain%20in%20Europe%20-%20EurNeuro2011.pdf

 

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Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 : The Lancet

Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. By - Prof Rafael Lozano MD, Mohsen Nagh...

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Fast food finds fans in sub-Sahara Africa, where obesity problem is growing

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Early one Friday evening at a McDonald’s restaurant in Johannesburg, a large group of young executives enjoyed their post-work, pre-night-out dinner.
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As cholera eases its grip on the city...

Online Edition of 'THE TORCHLIGHT Magazine' focusing on currents events in Sierra Leone. Features cover Politics, Economics, Businees, all aspects of Socio-Cultural activities in the Country.
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Cambodians fighting malaria with SMS and Google Earth | Google ...

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Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, but the National Ministry of Health in Cambodia is trying to do something about it. In an effort to wipe out malaria by 2025, they're using technology to help them out.
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H5N1: Cholera: The early years

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Via The New York Times: Milestones in Combating Cholera. Excerpt: Cholera epidemics were common in the 19th century, and The New York Times — or The New-York Daily Times, as it was then known — reported on Sept.
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Cancer overtakes heart disease among U.S. Hispanics - Herald and News

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Cancer overtakes heart disease among U.S. HispanicsHerald and NewsDeath rates for both cancer and heart disease have been dropping for Hispanics and everyone else.
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Indoor Pollution Increases Death Rate - AllAfrica.com

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Indoor Pollution Increases Death RateAllAfrica.comDar es Salaam — World Bank has warned on an increasing number of pre-mature deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa as a result of indoor air pollution and other associated health complications.
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Big strides on Millennium Development Goals with more targets achievable by 2015: UN report | UNDP

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With some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) already met, more targets are within reach by the 2015 target date, while challenges to achieving others must be urgently addressed, according to a new report launched today by UN...

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Global Burden of Disease

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How has the burden of different diseases, injuries, and risk factors moved up or down over time?

Check out this interactive dataviz to find out. It’s a visual representation of six regional reports released today on the Global Burden of Disease  (GBD) 2010.


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Viewpoint: What global burden of disease tells us about real challenges facing the NHS

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Earlier this month, The Lancet published UK-specific data drawn from December‘s landmark Global Burden of Disease study.

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Laura Wetherly's curator insight, March 21, 2013 6:36 AM

A key finding of the Global Burden of Disease study is that in Western countries like the UK, the burden of life-threatening disease (calculated in years of life lost; YLL) is decreasing as a proportion of overall burden of disease (calculated in disability-adjusted life years; DALY).

 

What is increasingly a greater impact on population health, however, is the other half of the DALY: ie the burden of disability (calculated in years lived with disability; YLD). It is perhaps ironic that as we are getting better at treating and averting the big killers that are heart disease, stroke, cancer, lung and liver disease, more and more people are living longer with more long-term conditions and their associated co-morbidities - many of which arise, or become heightened, in later life.

 

Of all health conditions, musculoskeletal disorders are the single biggest cause of disability in the UK, at 31.3% - nearly one third of the entire burden of disability. Of these, low back pain is the single biggest cause of disability, followed closely by osteoarthritis. When combined with mental health disorders, which is often the case with chronic painful musculoskeletal conditions and depression, they make up over half the total burden of disability.

 The Global Burden of Disease report states that ‘musculoskeletal disorders will only increase inimportance in view of present trends and require more urgent policy attention’. The director for long-term conditions at the NHS Commissioning Board, Dr Martin McShane, tweeted in response to the report: ‘Can do better on prem[ature] mortality, MUST do better on mental health and MSK (musculoskeletal)'. Never a truer word was said.  
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New Burden of Disease study shows world’s people living longer but with more disability

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The Global Burden of Disease study says disability is becoming a greater concern than premature death.

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Dean Haakenson's curator insight, December 14, 2012 10:06 AM

Good discussion for demography and the Epidemiological Transition...

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MALARIA.COM | Malaria Information, Research and News

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MALARIA.com is a comprehensive Malaria information resource: Free ASK A QUESTION service, Malaria Symptoms, Malaria information for travelers, Malaria research.

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World Malaria Report 2013 - The Guardian

The Guardian World Malaria Report 2013 The Guardian One child died almost every minute from malaria in 2012, according to new figures from the World Health Organisation's World Malaria Report 2013, yet overall malaria mortality rates have continued...

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War Against Malaria Proving Difficult Due to Drug Resistance - AllAfrica.com

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War Against Malaria Proving Difficult Due to Drug ResistanceAllAfrica.comACCORDING to global mapping by the World Health Organization (WHO), Tanzania is located in a very high malaria endemic area, a factor that compels effective preventive interventions...
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WHO warns about surge in drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia ...

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The World Health Organization said Thursday that governments in the Mekong region must act “urgently” to stop the spread of drug-resistant malaria which has emerged in parts of Vietnam and Myanmar. There is growing ...
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Obesity plague 'to create extra 700000' with diabetes in 8 years - Metro

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MetroObesity plague 'to create extra 700000' with diabetes in 8 yearsMetroBased on the charity's analysis of figures from the Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory, most new cases will be Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to unhealthy...
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Tackling obesity: one of the NHS' priorities | London Glossy Magazine

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England has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe and in the developed world. Over 60 per cent of adults are overweight or obese, according to the Department of Health. Obesity increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, ...
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Pollution Experts Say Carmageddon II Will Help Clear The Air ...

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That deep breath you take this weekend? Thank Carmageddon II.
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