Avoidable mortality (AM) is a simple and practical population-based method of counting untimely and unnecessary deaths from diseases for which effective public health and medical interventions are available. An excess of deaths due to preventable causes should suggest shortcomings in the healthcare system that warrant further attention.
Avoidable mortality in Victoria: trends between 1997 & 2003
The Avoidable mortality in Victoria: Trends between 1997 and 2003 report is the first comprehensive analysis of avoidable deaths in Victoria. Findings include the fact that cardiovascular disease and cancers were responsible for more than half of the potentially avoidable deaths between 1997 and 2003.