Review of the avoidable mortality definition

Closes 10 Sep 2019

Opened 30 Jul 2019

Overview

An Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) working group was set up in 2017 to review the definitions of avoidable mortality used internationally with a remit to create a harmonised definition. The group has proposed a new definition of avoidable mortality. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will aim to follow the guidance provided by OECD to ensure that our statistics are internationally comparable, subject to the feedback we receive. We are seeking your views on the definition and its implementation.

We have attached an impact paper which explains the proposed definition of avoidable mortality and the differences compared to the current definition.

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Audiences

  • Analysts
  • Academics
  • Charities
  • Government
  • Health professionals
  • Local government
  • Statisticians

Interests

  • Health
  • Statistics
  • Data
  • Formal consultations