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Healthy life expectancy: useful links

Health expectancy

  • The international organisation Réseau Espérance de Vie en Santé (REVES) promotes the use of health expectancy as a population health indicator. It focuses on disability-free life expectancy and the definition, measurement, and comparison of disability globally.
  • The European Health Expectancy Monitoring Unit (EHEMU) will begin the third phase of European work to monitor and promote healthy active longevity throughout Europe through the Joint Action European Health and Life Expectancy Information System (JA EHLEIS). Its new website EurOHex facilitates the calculation of life expectancies and healthy life years in 27 countries within the European Union, including the UK (but not Scotland separately) and also provides a calculation guide and programs, an interpreting guide, a glossary and publications.
  • Seminar on Healthy life expectancy - past, present and future by Professor Carol Jagger (5Mb), 15 January 2009 (4.9MB).

Life expectancy

  • National Records of Scotland (NRS, formerly the General Register Office for Scotland) publishes the definitive life expectancy estimates for areas within Scotland.

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