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Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) : A Primer B.C. Injury Research and Prevention Unit
The Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) is a measure, or metric, that quantifies the burden of a negative event on society (i.e., natural disasters, injuries, illnesses). In essence, one DALY is one year of healthy life lost as a result of death or disability.
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