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Title Measuring the risks and causes of premature death : summary of workshops / Holly G. Rhodes, rapporteur ; Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine ; National Research Council and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 60 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
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Online resource; title from resource home page (National Academies Press, viewed February 25, 2015).
Subject Premature death -- Congresses.
Mortality, Premature -- United States -- Congresses.
Life Expectancy -- United States -- Congresses.
Research Design -- United States -- Congresses.
Genre Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Introduction -- Data sources and methodology in the study of premature mortality -- Data from major studies of premature mortality -- Ideas for improving data sources, methodology, and research.
Summary "Measuring the Risks and Causes of Premature Death is the summary of two workshops conducted by The Committee on Population of the National Research Council at the National Academies to address the data sources, science and future research needs to understand the causes of premature mortality in the United States. The workshops reviewed previous work in the field in light of new data generated as part of the work of the NRC Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries (NRC, 2011) and the NRC/IOM Panel on Understanding Cross-National Differences Among High-Income Countries (NRC/IOM, 2013). The workshop presentations considered the state of the science of measuring the determinants of the causes of premature death, assessed the availability and quality of data sources, and charted future courses of action to improve the understanding of the causes of premature death. Presenters shared their approaches to and results of measuring premature mortality and specific risk factors, with a particular focus on those factors most amenable to improvement through public health policy. This report summarizes the presentations and discussion of both workshops"--Publisher's description.
Other Author Rhodes, Holly Greenwood, rapporteur.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Health Care Services, issuing body.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Population, issuing body.
Workshop on Determinants of Premature Mortality (2nd : 2014 : Seattle, Wash.), author.
Other Title Print version: Workshop on Determinants of Premature Mortality (1st : 2013 : Washington, D.C.). Measuring the risks and causes of premature death. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2015 9780309367066