Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Variation in estimates of sepsis-linked mortality by data source

(HealthDay)—There is considerable variation in estimates of sepsis mortality using death certificates and health services utilization data (administrative claims), according to a report published in the April 8 issue of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Influenza estimated to kill about 400 New Zealanders each year

New Zealand has an average of 401 influenza-associated deaths each year according to estimates published for the first time. This is an average annual mortality rate of 10.6 per 100,000 population.

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New PLOS collection: Child mortality estimation methods

Child mortality is a key indicator not only of child health and nutrition but also of the implementation of child survival interventions and, more broadly, of social and economic development. Millennium Development Goal 4 ...