In the late 1970s, Rutstein and colleagues first introduced the idea of “unnecessary, untimely deaths”, proposing a list of causes from which death should not occur with timely and effective medical care.6Eventually termed “amenable mortality”, this approach has been modified and extended since, with researchers refining the list of included conditions by accounting for advances in medical care, the introduction of new interventions, and improved knowledge

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