Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures pp 4236-4236 | Cite as
Individual Years of Life Lost
The IYLL is defined as the number of years from diagnosis that an individual was expected to survive less the number of years that the individual actually did survive. The life expectancy is derived from appropriate life tables.
For example, the cancer registry database is used to select all individuals with a specific cancer diagnosis. The method can be used for any fatal disease.