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Mortality rates change as research leads to prolonged survival and become more specialized as new public health issues develop. Consequently, study outcomes become outdated and relative importance changes. More new clinical studies have been reported in the past decade than ever before. This two-volume text, a timely sequel to Medical Risks: Patterns of Mortality and Survival (published in 1976), reflects current trends.
The reader expecting a compendium of tables in which mortality is given by age will be disappointed. Rather, the reader will find carefully prepared and detailed descriptions of studies. These descriptions include original study objectives, population selection criteria,
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Medical Risks: Trends in Mortality by Age and Time Elapsed. Ann Intern Med. 1992;116:173. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-2-173_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(2):173.
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