Estimability and estimation of expected years of life lost due to a hazardous exposure.


Expected years of life lost is an important concept in public-health and legal issues. We describe conditions under which the expected years of life lost due to hazardous exposure is estimable (identifiable) from epidemiologic data. We show that, in general, the average years of life lost among exposed subjects dying at a given age (the age-specific… (More)


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