Health Situation in The Americas: Basic Health Indicators 2013
The 2013 edition of Basic Indicators highlights mortality amenable to health care in the Americas. This health measure contributes to the growing evidence of health attainment associated with health system performance. From the set of deaths that occurred prematurely and may have been avoided through preventive, ambulatory, and hospitalization services or other health care actions, “mortality amenable to health care” refers to causes of death that should not have occurred in the presence of timely and effective health care services, such as screenings for early disease detection and delivery of effective treatment.
For the list of cause of mortality amenable to health care used in this analysis, click here.
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