Integrating Evidence-Based Clinical and Community Strategies to Improve Health - Figure 1
Burden of Disease, Preventability, and Research and Translation Gaps
This figure illustrates the impact that clinical, medical and community interventions have contributed to reducing the burden of illness. Two horizontal bars are presented. Each bar, taken as a whole, represents the total potential burden of illness:
- The top bar is divided into 3 sectors: the "research gap," the "translation gap" and "prevented" burden of illness. The "research gap" plus the "translation gap" are bracketed to represent the "current burden" of illness. The "research gap" is slightly smaller than the "translation gap"; taken together, the two gaps represent more than half of the potential burden of illness.
- The bottom bar contains 4 sectors: The "currently unavoidable" burden of illness, and 3 sectors bracketed to represent the "preventable burden" of illness. The 3 bracketed sectors are: the "medically avoidable (treatable)" burden, the "clinically preventable (Clinical Guide)" burden, and the "population preventable (Community Guide)" burden. The 3 bracketed sectors together (the preventable burden) constitute more than ¾ the length of the bar.
Internet Citation: Integrating Evidence-Based Clinical and Community Strategies to Improve Health - Figure 1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. January 2014.