Volume 5 - Vol5,Medical Ethics and History of Medicine                   ijdld 2005, 5 - Vol5,Medical Ethics and History of Medicine: 37-42 | Back to browse issues page


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Aramesh K, Mitra H T. ETHICAL CONCERNS IN BURDEN MEASURMENT OF MENTAL DISEASES. ijdld. 2005; 5 :37-42
URL: http://ijdld.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5038-en.html

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One of the most important summary measures of population health, is Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY), introduced for the first time in the project of Global Burden of Disease (GBD), that is the newest as well as the most accepted and familial summary measure of health and the burden of diseases has been measured by this measure at national and regional levels in many countries of the world. One of the most important results of the project of the global burden of disease was revealing the great burden of mental diseases. For measuring the burden of disease, there is frequently need to do value judgments or ethical judgments. Also, this methodology has been criticized ethically. In Iran, these ethical concerns have not been assessed separately yet. In thid article we briefly assessed the ethical issues regarding this methodology and its implications in measuring the burden of the mental diseases.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/10/9 | Accepted: 2013/10/9 | Published: 2013/10/9

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