PLYLPotential Life Years Lost
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The infant mortality rate was reduced by four-fifths and the potential life years lost for males (PLYL) was cut by nearly one half [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 17 OMITTED].
However, a better measure of health status - and a useful indicator of outcomes of the health system - is "potential life years lost" (PLYL), which represents the shortening of life expectancy due to avoidable disease.