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135) Here, again, NQF chose an event that met the same three key characteristics--the event is avoidable; the result of a medical error; and is avertable through the adoption of simple guidelines.
From a worldwide perspective, countries with the highest risk of cancer account for less than one-third of the projected avertable deaths, highlighting why a regional universal vaccination approach will be most effective in reducing the overall global burden.
While non-compliance reduces expenditures on prescription drugs, it may also lead to increases in indirect medical costs attributable to avertable complications.