Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) Study

The GBD study represents the most influential policy relevant research endeavour globally. It is run from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Seattle and is largely funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Its reports are largely published in the Lancet and are used by policy makers to evaluate and target national health policies, including by PHE/DH in England. AWISS expertise is being used to carry out analyses using linked data to supplement knowledge of the incidence of injuries, both for the UK GBD study and also for the global study.