Global burden of disease estimates of depression : how reliable is the epidemiological evidence?

Abstract

Objectives: To re-assess the quality of the epidemiological studies used to estimate the global burden of depression 2000, as published in the GBDep study. Design: Primary and secondary data sources used in the global burden of depression estimate were identified and assigned to country of origin. Each source was assessed with respect to completeness and representativeness for national/regional estimates and against the inclusion criteria used by the scientific team estimating GBDep.

Citation

Brhlikova, P.; Pollock, A.; Manners, R. Global Burden of Disease estimates of depression - how reliable is the epidemiological evidence? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (2011) 104 (1) 25-34. [DOI: 10.1258/jrsm.2010.100080]

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