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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, 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.
- Mortality Rate
- Positive predictive value (PPV) and specificity
- Positive predictive value (PPV) and prevalence
- Prognosis and life tables
- Course: Epidemiology Essentials
Internal medicine physician at the Medical University of Vienna. Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University as a Fulbright student. Passionate about teaching taking difficult concepts and making them super easy so that everyone can understand