ABDS quality framework

In an ideal world, burden of disease estimates would be based on a fully enumerated set of data of all health loss and risk exposure experienced by every person in the population of interest. But in reality, burden of disease estimates are based on models of disease and risk factor epidemiology applied to existing sources of data of varying completeness and quality.

In some instances, these 2 components are perfectly matched, but in many cases, there can be differences between the data required by the model and the data available to be analysed, leading to various levels of uncertainty around the estimate.