Department of Health

Avoidable mortality 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.

Aggregated data

Five years of data has been aggregated for all analyses to reduce year-to-year variability in deaths, and the width of confidence intervals for areas with small populations. Data are presented by calendar year (1 January to 31 December) and are consistent with the release of mortality data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Avoidable mortality estimates - interactive

Avoidable mortality estimates are presented via links to the Victorian Health Information Surveillance System (VHISS), where you can select from a range of options to produce tailored graphs and tables.

Reviewed 20 April 2022


Contact details

Victorian Agency for Health Information

Population Health Insight Unit

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