The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013) aims to bring together all available epidemiological data using a coherent measurement framework, standardized estimation methods, and transparent data sources to enable comparisons of health loss over time and across causes, age–sex groups, and countries. The GBD can be used to generate summary measures such as disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and healthy life expectancy (HALE) that make possible comparative assessments of broad epidemiological patterns across countries and time. These summary measures can also be used to quantify the component of variation in epidemiology that is related to socio-demographic development.
Our data visualizations allow you to see patterns and follow trends that are not readily apparent in the numbers themselves. Here you can watch how trends in mortality change over time, choose countries to compare progress in a variety of health areas, or see how countries compare against each other on a global map.
IHME’s policy reports help put our innovative research into action by translating scientific findings in ways that highlight specific policy implications. We produce a wide variety of policy reports, including topic- and country-specific publications and an annually updated report on global health financing.
IHME researchers produce numerous scientific, peer-reviewed research articles each year on a range of topics. Each research study undergoes rigorous internal and external review prior to publication in leading scientific and academic journals.