In March, The Lancet published UK-specific data drawn from December’s landmark Global Burden of Disease study.
Following on from the release of the GBD data, GP-online has published an article co-authored by ARMA’s Federico Moscogiuri and GP Dr Tom Margham of Arthritis Research UK, in which they look at the UK’s burden of disease through the differing lenses of DALY (disability-adjusted life years) and years lived with disability (YLD).
Living longer is clearly a good thing. But living longer with debilitating arthritis is another matter, and this has a big impact on a person’s quality of life. From the NHS perspective, providing care for someone with more than one complex condition over many years can be very costly and resource-intensive.
You can read the whole piece, titled “Viewpoint: What global burden of disease tells us about real challenges facing the NHS”, by clicking here.