Register-based metrics of years lived with disability associated with mental and substance use disorders: a register-based cohort study in Denmark

BACKGROUND: Mental disorders account for a substantial proportion of the years lived with disability (YLDs) globally. These estimates have generally been calculated top down based on summary statistics. The aim for this study was to calculate YLDs and a novel related measure, Health Loss Proportion (HeLP), for 18 mental and substance use disorders, based on person-level register data (bottom up).


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