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Estimating Changes in Life Expectancy Using the DEALE

Purpose:

To estimate the average annual mortality rate from a declining exponential survival curve.

Specialty:

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Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

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Description:

The Declining Exponential Approximation of Life Expectancy (DEALE) is a simple method for estimating the impact of a disease or intervention on life expectancy. It assumes that the population survival follows a declining exponential curve.

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