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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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2 graphs:

One shows the reduction in infant mortality rates for American Indians & Alaska Natives from well above the national average down to the average (from 1973 to 2002).

The other graph shows the following:

  % Decrease in Mortality Rates since 1973
Suicide 12.8
Pneumonia & Influenza 25.9
Alchohol-Related 27.2
Cerebrovascular 31.2
Homicide 54.3
Accidental 56.4
Maternal Deaths 64.0
Infant Deaths 66.0
Cervical Cancer 76.0
Tuberculosis 80.8


Your going to hear, in a minute, a story that illustrates how the HIT system was born, initially, to address the acute illnesses that were responsible for much of the health disparities in 1973.

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