Clinical Care Prevention & Treatment

Mortality amenable to health care

Number of deaths before age 75 per 100,000 population that resulted from causes considered at least partially treatable or preventable with timely and appropriate medical care

About this data measure

  • Mortality amenable to health care are deaths that are preventable with timely and effective health care. (Source: Commonwealth Fund)
  • While the rate of mortality amenable to health care has decreased since 2011, progress has dramatically slowed since 2014.
  • Mirroring other disparities, Black Rhode Islanders experience a higher rate of mortality amenable to health care than White and Hispanic Rhode Islanders.

Measure Source: CDC National Vital Statistics System (NVSS): Restricted Use Mortality Microdata via the Commonwealth Health System Data Center

Mortality amenable to health care over time

Mortality amenable to health care demographic breakout