Iran has the highest death rate resulting from road traffic accidents of any country in the world, according to a study conducted by IHME researchers.
Smoking, high blood pressure, and being overweight or obese are responsible for the largest number of preventable deaths in the United States, research shows.
Research shows that Mexico’s recent health reforms appear to have considerably reduced catastrophic and out-of-pocket health spending on both inpatient and outpatient medical procedures, especially among the poor.
Mexico’s recent health reforms appear to have considerably reduced catastrophic and out-of-pocket health spending on both inpatient and outpatient medical procedures, especially among the poor, according to a new study published in The Lancet by a team of researchers—including two scientists from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Known as Seguro Popular, the program reduced the proportion of poorer households that suffered from catastrophic health expenditures from 9.9 to 6.9 percent—a significant reduction that translates into major savings for thousands of Mexican families.
A patient’s satisfaction with the health care system depends more on factors external to the system than the patient’s actual health care experience, research shows.
For many families in the developing world out-of-pocket health spending is a huge financial burden, but measuring the extent of that burden is being hampered by inconsistent survey methods, according to a new study recently published in the WHO Bulletin by lead author Chunling Lu of Harvard Medical School and senior author Dr. Christopher Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at University of Washington.
The financial burden of out-of-pocket health spending is hampered by inconsistent survey methods, research shows.
Research conducted at IHME examines the number of children receiving diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP3) immunizations in 193 countries from 1986 to 2006.
A new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington reveals troubling gaps between the number of children reported by countries to be immunized and numbers based on independent surveys in countries receiving aid money from the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI) Immunisations Services Support (ISS) program.
According to new research, declining mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) in Japan between 1986 and 2002 could be attributed to the increased use of antihypertensive medications, particularly among older adults, and lowered mean body mass index (BMI) in young women.
Research into a novel application of Bayesian inference shows that this method demonstrates considerable success in estimating the number of hospital admissions due to external causes based on injury diagnosis.
War causes more deaths than previously estimated, according by researchers at IHME and Harvard Medical School.
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, and research shows that effective coverage of cervical cancer screening is lacking, particularly in developing countries.
Despite gains in overall life expectancy in the United States between 1961 and 1999, the life expectancy of a significant segment of the population is actually declining or, at best, stagnating, according to new research.
One of the major aims of the US health system is improving the health of all people, particularly those segments of the population at greater risk of health disparities. In fact, overall life expectancy in the US increased more than seven years for men and more than six years for women between 1960 and 2000.
The impact of the adoption of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) DOTS (directly observed therapy, short-course) tuberculosis control strategy in 187 WHO member states has been investigated using a novel approach.
Research shows that women suffer more from uncontrolled hypertension than men in every state, with the greatest prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension in the Southern United States.
Treatment of individuals in low-income and middle-income countries at high risk for cardiovascular disease with a preventive multidrug regimen could prevent almost a fifth of all deaths from cardiovascular disease, research shows.
Researchers at IHME propose a method of estimating cause-specific mortality fractions (CSMFs), or the fraction of all deaths due to a specific cause.
Research published in PLoS Medicine in November 2007 validated a novel method for analyzing verbal autopsy data (the symptom pattern method, developed at IHME) and found that this method outperformed another common verbal autopsy analytical method (physician-coded verbal autopsy, or PCVA).
Research shows that for the world as a whole, there has been little improvement in the reduction of child mortality within the last three decades.
The University of Washington (UW) announced today the creation of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a new research center that will conduct independent, rigorous evaluations of health programs worldwide.