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King County Medical Examiner’s Office report: What we learned from those who died in 2016 []


Public Health – Seattle & King County posted the following article Tuesday by Lindsay Bosslet based on the King County Medical Examiner’s Office 2016 death report:

Last year, 14,373 people died in King County. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office investigated those that were sudden, unexpected or unnatural – 2,494 deaths.

But, the count of life lost is more than a number. By tracking and analyzing different manners of death as well as trends in homicides, traffic fatalities, and drug overdose deaths, we are able to develop preventative measures and learn about emerging issues.

Here are some key findings from 2016, as illustrated in the medical examiner’s recently published annual report, and steps we are taking to save lives.

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