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The Preventable Deaths Tracker was founded in 2020 by Dr Georgia Richards with the mission to minimise preventable deaths.

It is supported by a team of Oxford academics, clinicians, epidemiologists, scientists and a practising coroner. The team has conducted decades of research which illustrates that information from coroners’ inquests is unutilised to prevent future deaths.

We created the Preventable Deaths Tracker to make information from coroners’ Prevention of Future Deaths reports (PFDs) accessible, developing a database that helps identify trends and real-time analyses to learn lessons from preventable deaths.

We publish widely in peer-reviewed journals and conduct outreach to raise awareness of PFDs. However our work is currently unfunded, so your subscription helps us to continue our research and outreach and to build new infrastructure.

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Who’s writing the Preventable Deaths Tracker?

Dr Georgia Richards is a Health Research Scientist and Epidemiologist. She has a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil/PhD) from the University of Oxford (2021) and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Pharmacology from the University of Queensland, Australia (2015).

Georgia has expertise in quantitative observational research using open data, evidence-based medicine and evidence synthesis. Georgia teaches at the University of Oxford and freelances as an independent consultant in the private sector. She has over 40 peer-reviewed publications (H-index 14 as of 12/10/2023) and is an Associate Editor of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

Georgia’s research focuses on patient safety by investigating the harms of medicines, medical devices, and medical interventions. She also conducts research, teaches, and advises on the quality of research, including the practice of open science and meta-research.

Where to find me?

You can follow me on social media via X @Richards_G_C or Linkedin.

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