Correspondence Challenges of measuring the Healthcare Access and Quality Index

We read with interest the article by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) collaborators on the Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index.1 However, we believe the scaled indicator on measles amenable mortality should be interpreted with caution.
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Health officials are warning about potential measles exposure in Arizona, one of the 18 states that allow parents to opt out of vaccinating their kids through non-medical exemptions (NMEs).
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FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A measles outbreak that's so far affected 21 states and the District of Columbia is being investigated by U.S. health officials. As of July 14, there had been 107 cases reported since the start of the year, according to the...
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Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Measles Outbreak Hits 107 Cases in 21 States, D.C. A measles outbreak that's so far affected 21 states and the District of Columbia is...
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Health officials are urging parents to vaccinate their children against measles after three cases of the disease were reported in a Florida county, among more than 100 cases throughout the U.S. this year.
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Conclusion: The risk of developing MS is significantly increased by exposure during adolescence to smoking, a history of measles infection, and large body size (obesity). PMID: 30106419 [PubMed - in process]
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107 people from 21 states recently found to have the highly contagious disease.
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More than 100 cases of measles have been diagnosed this year in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.
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Condition:   Healthy Volunteers (Meningococcal Infection) Interventions:   Biological: Meningococcal Polysaccharide (Serogroups A, C, Y, and W) Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine MenACYW conjugate vaccine;   Biological: Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W 135) Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine;   Biological: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine L ive;   Biological: Varicella Virus Vaccine;   Biological: Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine;   Biological: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (acellular component), hepatitis B, poliomyelitis ...
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Health officials warn we are on track for a more infectious year than usual, with cases cropping up from coast to coast. The CDC says most of the 107 infections are reported in unvaccinated people.
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Condition:   Healthy Volunteers (Meningococcal Infection) Interventions:   Biological: Meningococcal Polysaccharide (Serogroups A, C, Y, and W) Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine MenACYW conjugate vaccine;   Biological: Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W 135) Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine;   Biological: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine L ive;   Biological: Varicella Virus Vaccine;   Biological: Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine;   Biological: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (acellular component), hepatitis B, poliomyelitis ...
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