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The impact of the variation in death certification and coding practices on trends in mortality from ischaemic heart disease

Chen, Linping, Walker, Sue M., & Tong, Shilu (2002) The impact of the variation in death certification and coding practices on trends in mortality from ischaemic heart disease. Australian Health Review, 25(4), pp. 189-197.

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Abstract

This review examines the literature relating to the effect of death certification practices, coding and the terminology used by certifiers on trends in mortality from ischaemic heart disease (IHD). The review identifies factors that affect mortality trends in a number of countries and discusses methods for assessing the impact of these issues on trends in mortality from IHD. The review found that although the magnitude of the effects of the issues on trends in mortality from ischaemic heart disease varied among countries and sub-populations, miscertification and the resultant assignment of misleading ICD codes, particularly for ill-defined cardiovascular conditions, were important factors affecting the IHD mortality trends. In light of these findings, it is essential to monitor regularly the accuracy of death certificates for IHD and consider necessary adjustments in analysing mortality trends from IHD.

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ID Code: 549
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details:s.walker@qut.edu.au
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ISSN: 0156-5788
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Australian Healthcare Association
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 19:44

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