900,000 of yearly american deaths have been classified as preventable. Depending on each case, it is safe to assume that either a more developed knowledge of emergency medicine, or access to emergency medicine could be credited with lowering that number.

“The five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional injuries.”

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0501-preventable-deaths.html
Potentially Preventable Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death

Potentially Preventable Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death

“Up to 40 Percent of Annual Deaths from Each of
Five Leading US Causes Are Preventable.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 May 2014. Web. 13 Sept. 2016.

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