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Table 5 Events equivalent to avoidable AE deaths*

From: Priorities of health policy: cost shifting or population health

Cause
1 in 10 customers in restaurants poisoned each year: annual deaths 4,500
13 Jumbo jets crash each year, each with 350 Australian passengers killed
45 Bali bombing type attacks, each with 100 Australians killed each year
'September 11' every 8 months: only Australians die
*assuming preventable deaths = 25% QAHCS (1995)