Assessing quality of medical death certification: Concordance between gold standard diagnosis and underlying cause of death in selected Mexican hospitals

@inproceedings{Hernandez2011AssessingQO,
  title={Assessing quality of medical death certification: Concordance between gold standard diagnosis and underlying cause of death in selected Mexican hospitals},
  author={Bernardo Hernandez and Dolores Ram{\'i}rez-Villalobos and Minerva Romero and Sara Cort{\'e}s G{\'o}mez and Charles Atkinson and Rafael Lozano},
  booktitle={Population health metrics},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND In Mexico, the vital registration system relies on information collected from death certificates to generate official mortality figures. Although the death certificate has high coverage across the country, there is little information regarding its validity. The objective of this study was to assess the concordance between the underlying cause of death in official statistics obtained from death certificates and a gold standard diagnosis of the same deaths derived from medical records… CONTINUE READING
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