Burnett et al IER function


(Alina) #1

Hi. New to BenMap
I am trying to calculate the total burden in GBD Rollback with Burnet IER function. The results showing only the VSL but not the number of avoided deaths.
Also, how can I use Burnett IER function in BenMap, I want to extract the slope for specific PM2.5 concentration?


(Neal) #2

Hi Alina,

Thanks for your questions. I’d suggest first referencing the BenMAP-CE user manual, which can be found at epa.gov/benmap.

With respect to your second question, the IER function is broken into a spline, with each piece of the spline corresponding to discrete air quality changes. Here again I’d refer to the user manual to learn more.

Best wishes,
Neal Fann