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Australian and New Zealand Atlas of Avoidable Mortality


The Australian and New Zealand Atlas of Avoidable Mortality aims to illustrate geographic and social variations in avoidable and amenable mortality rates both within and between Australia and New Zealand. Avoidable and amenable mortality comprises those causes of death that are potentially avoidable at the present time, given available knowledge about social and economic policy impacts, health behaviours, and health care (the latter relating to the subset of amenable causes). We hope that this atlas will promote the use of 'avoidable mortality' as an indicator to assist in monitoring the quality, effectiveness and productivity of the Australian and New Zealand health systems in the 21st century.

Authored by PHIDU and Ministry of Health, New Zealand

Published: 2006; Available free online; Printed copies: contact PHIDU


Atlas extras:     Interactive Mapping - Aust  NZ     Data - Aust  NZ


Full document (17.8 MB)


By section

Contents (2.9 MB)
Executive summary

1 Introduction (2.7 MB)

2 Methods (2.7 MB)

3 Avoidable mortality overview: Australia and New Zealand, 1997-2001 (3.2 MB)

4 Avoidable mortality: Australia, 1997-2001 (11.6 MB)

5 Avoidable mortality: New Zealand, 1997-2001 (4.4 MB)

6 Amenable mortality: Australia, 1997-2001 (3.5 MB)

7 Amenable mortality: New Zealand, 1997-2001 (2.8 MB)

8 Trends in avoidable and amenable mortality: Australia, 1987-2001 (2.7 MB)

9 Trends in avoidable and amenable mortality: New Zealand, 1981-2001 (2.9 MB)

References: Chapters 3 to 6 (2.5 MB)

Appendix 1 (full document) (1.2 MB)

Appendix 1.1 ICD codes (58 kB)

Appendix 1.2 Rationale for including conditions (2.6 MB)

Appendix 1.3 Additional data (2.5 MB)

Appendix 1.4 Geographic areas mapped (1.1 MB)