John Appleby examines the trends in death rates and what might lie behind them | BMJ 2016; 354:i4912
For the second year in a row, data has shown that avoidable deaths in England and Wales have increased slightly. In 2014, nearly one in four deaths could have been prevented through health interventions. Is this chance variation or the start of a new trend? John Appleby examines the data in a briefing for the BMJ.