Line graph of observed mortality minus expected morality from April 2003 through March 2008. Graph shows a steady decrease from around -0.5 in 2003 to around -1.0 in 2007/2008.

FIGURE 4-3Observed mortality minus expected mortality from April 2003 through March 2008

Shown are the yearly average and the subsequent incrementally avoided mortalities estimated for each year from the baseline year.

NOTE: FY = fiscal year.

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Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) and National Academy of Engineering (US) Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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