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[Correspondence] Another blow to credibility in published data sources

06 Jul 2019

In the period since submission of our previous Correspondence,1 a new event has occurred that further questions the utility of some published data—the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has updated its Global Burden of Disease (GBD) data, which includes revision of historic facts. Our example based on that source quoted mortality data for children aged 10–14 years in 2015; these data have now been changed, and moreover, the previous data are no longer displayed. The new data were published too late to be used in the Models of Child Health Appraised project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, which has now concluded.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet