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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Mortality Amenable to Health Care

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Mortality from causes considered amenable to health care is deaths before age 75 that are potentially preventable with timely and appropriate medical care.

Bar chart shows deaths per 100,000 population (countries' age-standardized death rates, ages 0-74; includes ischemic heart disease):

  • International variation, 1998
    • France: 75
    • Japan: 81
    • Spain: 84
    • Sweden: 88
    • Italy: 88
    • Australia: 88
    • Canada: 92
    • Norway: 97
    • Netherlands: 97
    • Greece: 99
    • Germany: 106
    • Austria: 107
    • New Zealand: 109
    • Denmark: 109
    • United States: 115
    • Finland: 115
    • Ireland: 129
    • United Kingdom: 130
    • Portugul: 132
  • U.S. variation, 2002
    • U.S. average: 110
    • 10th percentile: 84
    • 25th percentile: 90
    • Median: 103
    • 75th percentile: 119
    • 80th percentile: 134

Data: International estimates—World Health Organization, WHO mortality database (Nolte and McKee 2003); State estimates—K. Hempstead, Rutgers University using Nolte and McKee methodology.
Source: Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard on Health System Performance, 2007


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