Case-fatality rate

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Term Case-fatality rate
Description A ratio of the number of deaths due to a disease to the number of cases of that disease in a specified period of time.
Definition Case-fatality rate

A ratio of the number of deaths due to a disease to the number of cases of that disease in a specified period of time. It expresses the frequency with which affected individuals die of the disease.

References Scorecard Glossary ( http://www.scorecard.org/about/glossary.tcl )
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