Accounting for Scotland's Excess Mortality: Towards a Synthesis

McCartney, G. , Collins, C., Walsh, D. and Batty, D. (2011) Accounting for Scotland's Excess Mortality: Towards a Synthesis. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow.

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Accounting for Scotland's Excess Mortality: Towards a Synthesis seeks to explain two distinct developments over the last century: first, the disparity between Scottish mortality and death rates across the rest of the UK and Europe which emerged in the 1950s, and second, the weakening causal link between deprivation and life expectancy from 1980 onwards. The report relies on Bradford-Hill’s criteria for causation in epidemiology to evaluate multiple hypotheses concerning each of these ongoing imbalances, before reaching a conclusion synthesised from arguments across the various candidate explanations. The report’s authors stress the need for further research into likely causal explanations and how these can be integrated and synthesised, as well as further policy work to improve Scotland's health.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McCartney, Professor Gerard and Batty, Mr David and Walsh, Dr David
Authors: McCartney, G., Collins, C., Walsh, D., and Batty, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Public Health
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Glasgow Centre for Population Health

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