The number of years of life lost by every 100,000 persons dying from a condition which is usually treatable, measured in a way which allows for comparisons between populations with different age profiles and over time.
Please note that this indicator has been retired as of May 2015. This is because the PYLL from causes considered amenable to healthcare for all ages does not appear in the 2015/16 NHS Outcomes Framework. For Potential years of life lost (PYLL) from causes considered amenable to healthcare for adults or children and young people please see indicators 1a.i and 1a.ii.
To ensure that the NHS is held to account for doing all that it can to prevent amenable deaths. Deaths from causes considered ‘amenable’ to healthcare are premature deaths that should not occur in the presence of timely and effective healthcare.