An easy tool to calculate burden of disease

A free online R-based calculator


In The Netherlands, the cost-utility threshold depends on burden of disease:  when a condition has a higher burden of disease, a higher threshold applies. The highest threshold is 80,000 euro per Quality Adjusted Life Year, which applies for conditions with a high burden of disease.

An important challenge is the uniform assessment of burden of disease. iMTA developed a practical tool that can be used in to calculate the ‘proportional shortfall’ of a condition and the ‘absolute shortfall’ of a condition. The tool is referred to as the iMTA Disease Burden Calculator (iDBC) and enhances a uniform assessment.

The iDBC is available for the following countries:

  • Netherlands
  • USA
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Norway

The iDBC is available here.