Case fatality


Case fatality

In epidemiology, case fatality (CF) or Fatality Rate, is the ratio of deaths within a designated population, over a certain period of time. An example of a fatality rate would be 9/10,000 per year. This means that within a given year, and out of 10,000 people formally diagnosed with a disease, 9 of them died.

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* [http://www.hip.on.ca/search/144.html Simple definition]
* [http://www.ktl.fi/publications/monica/carpfish/appendd/cfdef.htm Definitions of case fatality for coronary events in the WHO MONICA Project]


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