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Publication, Part of

Compendium – Mortality from respiratory disease

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Upcoming Consultation Notice

NHS Digital are currently developing a consultation on the future and content of the Compendium mortality publication series.  If you would like to be notified when this is live please contact the Clinical Indicators mailbox.

22 July 2021 09:00 AM


To reduce deaths from asthma; bronchitis, emphysema and other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and pneumonia.

For information on the definitions of what these indicators include, please see the relevant specification.

From 2016 onwards, mortality counts within the Compendium Mortality Indicator set are based on a bespoke extract taken from the Primary Care Mortality Database (PCMD) maintained by NHS Digital. PCMD is updated monthly using a file of death records from ONS and is continually subject to amendment.

It is already well established that late registrations have a small impact on counts. This bespoke extract may be taken at a different time to that of the mortality data published by ONS and as such this may cause some small differences between ONS and NHS Digital mortality figures for a given year.

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