Preventable deaths data for Europe

Rebecca Gibbs's picture

Eurostat data published online and also discussed in the Lancet sets a staggering prevention challenge for us.  One million of the 1.7 million deaths that occured in the under 75s in 2013 might have been prevented through public health interventions.  Improvements in healthcare could have prevented a further 577, 000 deaths.  What a lot we have to do.

Statistical breakdowns are available by gender, country and cause: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Amenable_and_preventable_deaths_statistics

 

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