Teaching cause-of-death certification : lessons from international experience

Aung, Eindra, Rao, Chalapati, & Walker, Sue M. (2010) Teaching cause-of-death certification : lessons from international experience. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 86(1013), pp. 143-152.

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The accuracy of cause-of-death statistics substantially depends on the quality of cause-of-death information in death certificates, primarily completed by medical doctors. Deficiencies in cause-of-death certification have been observed across the world, and over time. Despite educational interventions targeting to improve the quality of death certification, their intended impacts are rarely evaluated. This review aims to provide empirical evidence that could guide the modification of existing educational programs, or the development of new interventions, which are necessary to improve the capacity of certifiers as well as the quality of cause-of-death certification, and thereby, the quality of mortality statistics.

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ID Code: 31612
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Death, Mortality, Certification, Education/Training
DOI: 10.1136/pgmj.2009.089821
ISSN: 0032-5473
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Research Centres > National Centre for Health Information Research & Training
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 B M J Group
Deposited On: 05 Apr 2010 22:02
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 04:47

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