Tag Archives: Mortality Data from the Office for National Statistics

More on International Comparisons in Life Expectancy: The Impact of Austerity? (BBC News / ONS / BMJ / NHS Choices / King’s Fund)

Summary Increases in life expectancy in the UK may be slowing down; possibly at the fastest rate among the top twenty leading world economies. This slowdown effect was most apparent in women, where the rate of rising life expectancy fell … Continue reading

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Dementia-Related Mortality: a Statistical Anomaly for Health Inequalities in Wales (BBC News)

Summary Some unexpected patterns of health inequality in Wales. The possible reasons are unclear. “ …decreased mortality for other conditions is leading to more people living longer and thus becoming at higher risk for developing dementia as age is a determining … Continue reading

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Dementia Tops Leading Causes of Death in England and Wales (BBC News / ONS)

Summary Official statistics, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on deaths for men and women (combined) registered in England and Wales during 2015, show that dementia has become the main cause of death overall. There are several reasons behind … Continue reading

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Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework 2016 to 2019 (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary The original Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) specified desired outcomes for public health. It concentrated on: Increasing healthy life expectancy. Reducing health inequalities and differences in life expectancy. Reducing inequalities in the healthy life expectancy between communities. A new … Continue reading

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Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales: 2014/15 and 2017/8 (BBC News / ONS)

Summary Figures from the Office for National Statistics indicate that there were an estimated 43,900 excess deaths in England and Wales during the Winter of 2014/15. This was not a particularly cold Winter. Most of the excess Winter mortality involved … Continue reading

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Leading Causes of Death in England and Wales (BBC News / ONS)

Summary The latest official statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on deaths registered in England and Wales, in 2013, show that dementia was the leading cause of death for women (12.2% of all female deaths). The leading cause … Continue reading

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Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework 2013 to 2016 (Department of Health)

Summary The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF), which outlines the desired outcomes for public health and how these are measured, has been updated. It concentrates on: Increasing healthy life expectancy. Reducing health inequalities and differences in life expectancy. Reducing inequalities … Continue reading

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Avoidable Mortality in England and Wales (NHS Choices / BBC News / ONS)

Summary The Office for National Statistics (ONS) takes avoidable mortality to mean deaths caused by “conditions which should not occur in the presence of timely and effective health care or through wider public health interventions”. According to latest statistics, in … Continue reading

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Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales: 2012/13 (ONS / NHS Choices)

Summary Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate an estimated 31,100 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2012/13; representing a 29% increase compared with the previous winter. The Department of Health has linked the excess … Continue reading

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Data Linkage and Extract Service: Hospital Episode Statistics and the Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (HSCIC)

Summary Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) contains roughly 1 billion records on patients attending accident and emergency units, whether admitted for treatment or attending outpatient clinics. The Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) is a collection of data from NHS-funded diagnostic imaging tests … Continue reading

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