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Avoidable mortality

Avoidable mortality

Description Information on the numbers of deaths which may be counted as ‘avoidable’, 2018 and three previous years.
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26 June 2019

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Statistics for other parts of the United Kingdom (UK)

Some statistics of avoidable mortality for England, Wales, Nothern Ireland and the UK as a whole can be found via the following website link:

Countries of the UK

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Avoidable mortality in the UK 2017


Figures for England, Wales, Nothern Ireland and the UK as a whole may not always be on exactly the same basis as National Records of Scotland (NRS) figures: there can be differences in the coverage of what at first sight appear to be the same statistics.

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