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5. Processing the burden of disease and injury Volume 13 Issue 5

Doug Lincoln, David Muscatello

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Doug Lincoln

David Muscatello


The previous two chapters introduced the formulae used and the outputs from the Victorian burden of disease and injury study. To better describe the time, effort and resources required to conduct a burden of disease study, this chapter describes the other aspects of processing required to conduct the Victorian study. Because the Australian and Victorian studies were conducted collaboratively and in parallel, the methods used were virtually identical. However, because data available at the state level in Victoria is more likely to mirror that available in New South Wales, we refer mainly to the Victorian study here. Many of these processes were originally established in the global study and were adopted by the Australian and Victorian study groups.