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[Correspondence] GBD 2016 estimates problematic for South Africa

We refer to the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2016 capstone papers (Sept 16, p 1151, p 1084).1,2 Although estimation of the burden of disease for all countries by one organisation has benefits, there are some drawbacks. One such drawback is that country-specific estimates are not necessarily accurate or sensible. A case in point is South Africa.