Review the “Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)” and “Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factor for Young People’s Health During 1990-2013: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013” study materials. Discuss three benefits of the study. In your post, include an explanation of the disability-adjusted life-year as a measure of the burden of disease and why this measure is important for communicating the burden of disease. In replies to peers, discuss whether you agree or disagree with the ideas presented.
Read the following statements offering opposing views related to technology as it applies to global health and the burden of disease.
- Technology is beneficial, but poverty will limit its usefulness in the world of global health and only increase health disparities.
- Technology is essential and is necessary for reducing poverty and improving health.
Take a position by indicating which with statement you most agree. Using what you have learned from the study materials, provide three reasons to justify your choice. In replies to peers, support or dispute the information presented by peers.