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Mortality Amenable to Health Care in 31 OECD Countries

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Juan G. Gay, Valérie Paris, Marion Devaux1, Michael de Looper1
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  • 1: OECD, France

31 Jan 2011
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This study assesses the potential of the concept of “mortality amenable to health care” as an indicator of outcome for health care systems. It presents estimates of the mortality amenable to health care in 31 OECD countries for the period 1997-2007. It measures the sensitivity of this indicator to the list of death causes considered to be “amenable to care” by comparing results obtained from two leading lists. It then presents the advantages of this indicator over indicators of general mortality, as well as its limitations.
JEL Classification:
  • I10: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / General
  • I12: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Health Behavior
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