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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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Measles cases in Europe quadrupled in 2017 from the record low seen on the continent in 2016, the World Health Organization reports this week.
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MEASLES cases in Europe have surged over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries. Symptoms usually develop around 10 days after infection, and in some cases, the highly infectious viral illness can lead to brain damage, death and pneumonia. Dr Chris Steele urged parents on This Morning to get their children vaccinated before travelling to Europe.
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Measles affected 21,315 people across Europe last year, resulting in 35 deaths. This comes after a record low of just 5,273 incidences in 2016. Fear of vaccines is leaving many children unprotected.
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There was a 400% increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.
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MEASLES symptoms usually develop around 10 days after you ’re infected. But with cases surging across Europe at the moment due to “vaccine supply issues” it’s important to recognise the first signs of the highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious complications.
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by Bradley H. Wagenaar, Orvalho Augusto, Jason Beste, Stephen J. Toomay, Eugene Wickett, Nelson Dunbar, Luke Bawo, Chea Sanford Wesseh BackgroundThe aim of this study is to estimate the immediate and lasting effects of the 2014 –2015 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak on public-sector primary healthcare delivery in Liberia using 7 years of comprehensive routine health information system data. Methods and findingsWe analyzed 10 key primary healthcare indicators before, during, and after the EVD outbreak using 31,836 facility-month service outputs from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2016 across a census of 379 public-se...
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This study sought to ascertain which population characteristics were associated.
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2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.WHO Europe says there has been a four-fold increase during 2017, with more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths. That will be a major disappointment following the record low in 2016, when there were just 5,273 cases in Europe.Continue reading...
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2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.WHO Europe says there has been a 400% increase during 2017, with more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths. That will be a major disappointment following the record low in 2016, when there were just 5,273 cases in Europe.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: MMR Vaccines and immunisation Health World Health Organization Society Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news
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