Death Took a Vacation...And It's Almost over

David C. Currow, Ireneous N. Soyiri

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In resource-rich countries, there has been more rapid growth in life expectancy in the past 140–160 years than in the rest of human history. On average, life expectancy in resource-rich countries has increased by three months for every year in that time period.1 This represents a massive change in our burden of disease and challenge the health and social systems that seek to meet those needs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1298-1299
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Palliative Medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • life expectancy
  • public health
  • maternal health


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