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Avoidable mortality

Avoidable mortality

Description Information on the numbers of deaths which may be counted as ‘avoidable’, 2016 and two previous years.
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2 August 2017



Main points
The definition of the statistics
Other background information
List of Tables

Statistics for other parts of the United Kingdom (UK)

Comparable information for England and Wales can be found via the following website link:

England & Wales

(Office for National Statistics)
Avoidable mortality in England and Wales in 2015


Figures for England & Wales 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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