Half of the deaths in Romania and Latvia could be avoided in light of the current medical knowledge and technology. The proportions of potentially avoidable deaths through health care among all deaths of persons aged less than 75 vary considerably between EU Member States, with France having the lowest rate.

According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the highest share of avoidable deaths are registered in Romania (49.4%) and Latvia (48.5%), followed by Lithuania (45....

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