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Measuring Excess Mortality: The Case of England During the Covid-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Summary: "Excess mortality data avoid miscounting deaths from under-reporting of Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]-related deaths and other health conditions left untreated. EuroMOMO [European monitoring of excess mortality for public health action] tracks excess mortality for 24 European states. England had the 'highest peak weekly excess mortality' in total, for the over-65s, and, most strikingly, for the 15-64 age-group. Research is needed into such divergent patterns. A simple measure of excess mortality is the P-score: excess deaths divided by 'normal' deaths. National statistical offices should publish P-scores for states and sub-regions, and permit EuroMOMO to publish P-scores as well as their less transparent Z-scores. This would aid comparability, better to inform pandemic policy and draw lessons across heterogeneous regions and countries."

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INET Oxford Working Paper No. 2020-11; Institute for New Economic Thinking Oxford Working Paper No. 2020-11
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2020-05-18
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Institute for New Economic Thinking
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Institute for New Economic Thinking: https://www.inet.ox.ac.uk/
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