Estimating the direct Disability-Adjusted Life Years associated with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in the Republic of Ireland: The first full year

Last updated on 6-6-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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Objectives: Burden of Disease frameworks facilitate estimation of the health impact of diseases to be translated into a single measure, such as the Disability-Adjusted-Life-Year (DALY). Methods: DALYs were calculated as the sum of Years of Life Lost (YLL) and Years Lived with Disability (YLD) directly associated with COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) from 01 March 2020, to 28 February 2021. Life expectancy is based on the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study life tables for 2019. Results: There were 220,273 confirmed cases with a total of 4,500 deaths as a direct result of COV

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