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This report presents information on life expectancy and potentially avoidable deaths in 2013–2015 across Australia, by Primary Health Network and smaller local areas (SA3).
This report was first published on the MyHealthyCommunities website.
In Australia, life expectancy at birth was 82.4 years in 2013–2015, up from 82.1 years in 2011–2013
The age-standardised rate of potentially avoidable deaths was 108 per 100,000 people in 2013–2015
This report provides updated information for life expectancy and potentially avoidable deaths in 2013–2015 across Australia, by Primary Health Network and smaller local areas.
Life expectancy at birth indicates the average number of years that a new born baby could expect to live, assuming that the current age-specific death rates are experienced throughout his/her life. It is a broad measure of population health.
Potentially avoidable deaths are deaths below the age of 75 from specific conditions that are potentially preventable through primary or hospital care. These conditions are classified using nationally agreed definitions. Rates of potentially avoidable deaths per head of population can be a useful indicator of how well health systems are performing.
The data reveal that in 2013–2015:
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