Medmastery: Mortality rate

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Mortality rates are amongst the most important indicators in epidemiology. They are used when trying to express the risk of dying from a certain disease. In this video from Epidemiology Essentials, Franz Weisbauer explains the nuts and bolts of mortality rates; how to calculate mortality rates for various subgroups; the concept of proportionate mortality; and understand why proportionate mortality is not a measure of risk.

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Medmastery courses and workshops are fully CME accredited providing US (AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM) and European (ECMECs) CME credits. Members can download their CME certificates upon successful completion of activities. Register now for a free trial and check it out!

Internist at the Medical University of Vienna and founder of Medmastery. Master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University as a Fulbright student. Passionate about teaching. | Medmastery | LinkedIn | Twitter |

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