[Cause of death statistics and death certificate documentation of stillborn infants and infants. II: Preventable errors in filling out death certificates for stillborn infants and for infants dying before 1 year of age].

@article{Zschoch1989CauseOD,
  title={[Cause of death statistics and death certificate documentation of stillborn infants and infants. II: Preventable errors in filling out death certificates for stillborn infants and for infants dying before 1 year of age].},
  author={Hansj{\"u}rgen Zschoch},
  journal={Kinderarztliche Praxis},
  year={1989},
  volume={57 9},
  pages={457-65}
}
The analysis of 311 death certificates of stillbirths and dead persons under one year revealed a lot of mistakes both in the diagnostic and nondiagnostic part of the form. All mistakes are mentioned and discussed. 90% of the death certificates had been written out by obstetricians and pediatrists, but also pathologists made many mistakes. It is recommended to perform a training referring hereto for obstetricians, pediatrists, neonatologists, pathologists and specialists in forensic medicine on… CONTINUE READING