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Is cardiovascular disease slowing improvements in life expectancy?

Evidence that cardiovascular disease is contributing to the slowdown in improvements in life expectancy in some OECD countries prompted the OECD and The King’s Fund to convene an international workshop to examine this issue.

Invitees included members of the OECD’s Health Care Quality and Outcomes Working Party and five international experts.

This publication describes the workshop proceedings and conclusions about the evidence on trends in cardiovascular disease mortality, their drivers and the policy implications.