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Effect of healthcare on mortality: Trends in avoidable mortality in Australia and comparisons with Western Europe

Korda, Rosemary; Butler, James

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Objectives: Using the concept of avoidable mortality, international studies suggest that healthcare has been effective in reducing mortality. This paper provides an analysis of avoidable mortality in Australia and compares trends with those of Western Europe. Methods: Using unit-record mortality data, we calculated avoidable mortality rates in Australia for 1968-2001. We partitioned avoidable causes into three categories: those amenable to medical care; those mainly responsive to health policy;...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/27127
Source: Public Health
DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2005.07.006

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