Avoidable mortality in England and Wales: 2014

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  • In 2014, nearly a quarter of all deaths (23%; 116,489 out of 501,424) in England and Wales were from causes considered potentially avoidable through timely and effective healthcare or public health interventions
  • Males accounted for approximately 60% of all avoidable deaths
  • Avoidable mortality rates were significantly higher in Wales than in England. In England, the North East had the highest avoidable mortality rate while the South East had the lowest
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