SIP Spain

In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Spain can be found.

The burden of disease in Spain: Results from the Global Burden of Disease 2016

Background and objective

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study is a comprehensive disease assessment, which measures population health around the world annually and its results are available by country. We used the GBD estimates to summarize the population health status in Spain in 2016 and describe trends in morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2016.

As a conclusion from the study, it became clear that back and neck pains were the most important contributor to disability in Spain in 2016. There was a noticeable increase in population burdens due to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Tobacco remains the most important health risk to be addressed in Spain.

Joan B. Soriano, David Rojas-Rueda, Jordi Alonso, Josep M. Antó, Pere-Joan Cardona, Esteve Fernández, Alberto L. Garcia-Basteiro, Fernando G. Benavides, Scott D. Glenn, Varsha Krish, Jeffrey V. Lazarus, José Martínez-Raga, Maria F. Masana, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Alberto Ortiz, Maria Dolores Sánchez-Niño, Antoni Serrano-Blanco, Miguel Tortajada-Girbés, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Josep Maria Haro, Mohsen Naghavi, Christopher J.L. Murray

The burden of disease in Spain: Results from the Global Burden of Disease 2016

Medicina Clínica (English Edition), Available online 3 September 2018, Pages

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SIP Spain was successfully launched on June 26th 2018 in Spain after several patient organisations and clinical experts came together with representatives from the Ministry of Health and three other regional communities.

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HCPs Contact:
Cesar Margarit 
Juan Perez Cajaraville

Patients Contact:
Maria Soledad Garcia Penalta

Grünenthal Contact:
Juan Quinata

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