Can the Concept of Avoidable Deaths Complement WHO Health System Performance?. Elena A. Varavikova, MD, PhD, MPH, Researcher, OSD/FSP. Outline of the Presentation. Concept of Avoidable Deaths - strengths and weaknesses
Can the Concept of Avoidable DeathsComplement WHO Health System Performance?
Elena A. Varavikova, MD, PhD, MPH,
Avoidable deaths (mortality)
Mortality from certain causes of death, where death is avoidable according to current medical knowledge, practice and public health interventions in a defined age/sex group of the population
List of avoidable deaths based on expert opinion and consensus (manageable, age, sex)
Used as a measure of health system performance NYC, Spain, Germany (Ellen Nolte), Poland, Baltic countries, Russia
Example “Russian Case”PATTERNS OF avoidable mortality in RussiaAndreev-Nolte- Mckee -Shkolnikov-VaravikovaContributions of different groups of causes of death to the life expectancy gap between Russia and the UK: 1965-1999
Strategic Analysis (population approach)
Monitoring of quality and effectiveness of Health System
Analysis of causes
Quality control, Patient safety
What Concept of Avoidable conditions
could add to Public Health practice?