October 6, 2023

A really important article was published in the Washington Post this week about the ongoing decline in life expectancy in the United States. While this metric garnered a lot of attention during the pandemic, the data shows that U.S. life expectancy has actually been declining since 2014. What is more stark, and what COVID highlighted for many, is that vulnerable populations are being hit the hardest.

At Veritas Data Research, we are tackling the two problems that plague this area of research: (1) the difficulty of accessing affordable mortality data so that it can be incorporated into more research studies and operational workflows, and (2) the lack of representation of vulnerable populations in most data sets, including mortality.

If you haven’t already, read this article! And if you want to talk more about mortality data and how it should be applied as an endpoint in clinical studies and RWE, as part of an aggregated data set for population-level analytics, or within public health and disease surveillance programs, please reach out (or find me at HLTH) because it’s a discussion we should be having more often.

Read the full Washington Post article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/interactive/2023/american-life-expectancy-dropping/

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