Mortality trends and setbacks: global convergence or divergence?

@article{McMichael2004MortalityTA,
  title={Mortality trends and setbacks: global convergence or divergence?},
  author={A. McMichael and M. Mckee and V. Shkolnikov and T. Valkonen},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={363},
  pages={1155-1159}
}
Health trends over much of the past century have been generally, and notably, positive throughout the world. In several regions, however, life expectancy has declined over the past 1-2 decades. This trend suggests that the expectation that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s of worldwide gains and convergence in population health status is not guaranteed by a general deterministic process. National populations can now be clearly grouped into those that have achieved rapid gains in life expectancy… Expand
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