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)
- In 2020, the national rate of mortality amenable to health care showed a substantial increase, however, during that same period in Rhode Island, the rate decreased after several years of trending higher since 2014.
- Black Rhode Islanders continue to experience the highest rate of mortality amenable to health care in Rhode Island.
Measure Source: CDC National Vital Statistics System (NVSS): Restricted Use Mortality Microdata via the Commonwealth Health System Data Center