News tagged with mortality statistics

Use of mortality as measure of stroke care questioned

A new study disputes the effectiveness of mortality as a measure of the quality of care provided by hospitals to stroke patients. The paper – which was simultaneously presented today at the International Stroke Conference ...

Feb 12, 2014
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Report shows some improvements in child well-being

(HealthDay)—Preterm births are continuing to decline and smoking levels are at their lowest ever, but obesity has remained stable and diet quality still falls short of recommendations, according to the ...

Jul 12, 2013
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AMA reviews challenges of signing death certificates

(HealthDay)—Signing death certificates is not always straightforward and has long-term ramifications on mortality data and funding, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Jan 29, 2013
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Lifespan gap shrinks between whites, blacks

(HealthDay) -- The gap in life expectancy between U.S. whites and blacks narrowed between 2003 and 2008, yet significant disparities remain, a new study finds.

Jun 05, 2012
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