Disability Adjusted Life Years 

One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of “healthy” life. The sum of these DALYs across the population, or the burden of disease, can be thought of as a measurement of the gap between current health status and an ideal health situation where the entire population lives to an advanced age, free of disease and disability[53]. [53] https://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/metrics_daly/en/