Capturing health information -- a coding perspective.

  title={Capturing health information -- a coding perspective.},
  author={S. Walker},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={254-5; author reply 255-6}
  • S. Walker
  • Published 2006 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Letters Counting the dead and what they died of Editor – The paper published by Mathers et al. in the Bulletin addresses the important matter of the quality of mortality data. 1 The quality of data supp p plied by countries to WHO is evaluated as high, medium, or low. This evaluap p tion is based on two main criteria: comp p pleteness of reporting and proportion of deaths assigned to ICD codes that the authors consider illpdefined. We have major concerns about the methods used by Mathers et al… CONTINUE READING

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