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Avoidable Mortality: What It Means And How It Is Measured

Castelli, Adriana and Nizalova, Olena (2011) Avoidable Mortality: What It Means And How It Is Measured. Project report. University of York

Abstract

We explore in this research paper the concept of avoidable mortality and how the way it is measured

empirical studies which have been produced since then. Finally we appraise the empirical

speaking, to all those deaths that, given current medical knowledge and technology, could be avoided

work by Rutstein, Berenberg et al. (1976) which introduced the notion of „unnecessary untimely

The most recent empirical literature shows that the notion of avoidable mortality continues to be used

countries and over time, and whether socio-economic status and ethnicity are related to mortality from

link the concept of avoidable mortality to routinely collected administrative data of healthcare

being the lack of association found between avoidable mortality and healthcare inputs. No study has

Rutstein, i.e. as a quality indicator of healthcare provision.

We recommend for future work in this area to focus on investigating the link between the provision of

collected administrative data, such as hospital discharge data.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Additional information: CHE Research Paper 63
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Olena Nizalova
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 15:16 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 10:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35673 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Nizalova, Olena: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1704-2632
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