Additional Mortality Data Would Help Inform Disease Prevention

The Atlantic: Mystery Killers
“Considering we live in the age of big data, we know astonishingly little about why people die. Each year, more than 50 million deaths occur around the globe — and for all but a fraction, the actual cause goes unrecorded. That’s a major obstacle to improving public health: How can we save lives if we don’t understand what threatens them?…” (Smith, 2/16).