The state of health in Belgium, 1990-2019: a benchmarking analysis based on the Global Burden of Disease 2019 study.

Last updated on 6-12-2022 by Vanessa Gorasso

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BACKGROUND: In a context of decreasing resources and growing health needs, evidence-based health and care policies are essential. This study aims to assess the health trends in Belgium between 1990 and 2019, to compare the Belgian health status to that of the EU-15 countries, and to identify the main drivers in trends over time and country differences within the EU-15. METHODS: We extracted estimates from the GBD 2019 study via the GBD results tool and visualization tools. We compared the Belgian health status with 14 European Union comparator countries between 1990 and 2019, and decompo…

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