Potential Years of Life Lost

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Potential Years of Life Lost (PYLL) is the simplest measure of time lost due to premature death, and it measures mortality gap using an arbitrary normative age. The formula is as follows.
$${\rm{PYLL }} = {\rm{ }}\sum\limits_{\chi = {\rm{0}}}^L {d_\chi (L - x)} $$


Public Health Social Policy Premature Death Simple Measure Arbitrary Limit 
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