Accuracy of death certificate completion: the need for formalized physician training.

@article{Messite1996AccuracyOD,
  title={Accuracy of death certificate completion: the need for formalized physician training.},
  author={J Messite and Steven D. Stellman},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1996},
  volume={275 10},
  pages={794-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the extent to which accuracy of death certificate completion varies with level of physician training and experience. DESIGN AND SETTING In a classroom setting, subjects were presented with six written cases of hospital deaths adapted from materials from the National Center for Health Statistics and were asked to complete the cause-of-death section of the New York City death certificate. PARTICIPANTS A total of 12 practicing general internists, 21 internal medicine… CONTINUE READING
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