Avoidable mortality in England and Wales: 2021 and 2022

Release date: 18 June 2024 9:30am


Deaths from causes that are considered avoidable in the presence of timely and effective healthcare or public health interventions. Data are based on a revised definition of avoidable mortality (introduced in data year 2014) for all persons and a separate indicator for children and young people. The time series has been revised using new rebased population estimates from 2012.



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Changes to this release date

  1. Previous date

    28 May 2024 9:30am

    Reason for change

    This release has been postponed from 28 May 2024 to 18 June 2024 to provide further commentary and analysis. We apologise for any inconvenience.

About the data

Accredited Official Statistics

These are accredited official statistics. They have been independently reviewed by the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) and found to comply with the standards of trustworthiness, quality and value in the Code of Practice for Statistics. This broadly means that the statistics:

  • meet user needs
  • are presented clearly and accessibly
  • are produced using appropriate data and sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest