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Term: Types of Potentially Avoidable Deaths

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-04-28


This indicator sub-divides potentially avoidable deaths into three categories:

  • Deaths due to diseases that are preventable (e.g., vaccine-preventable diseases and skin cancer)
  • Deaths due to diseases that are treatable (e.g., hypertension and asthma)
  • Deaths due to diseases considered 50% preventable and 50% treatable (e.g., ischemic heart disease)

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