Causes of Death Data in the Global Burden of Disease Estimates for Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke.

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BACKGROUND Stroke mortality estimates in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study are based on routine mortality statistics and redistribution of ill-defined codes that cannot be a cause of death, the so-called 'garbage codes' (GCs). This study describes the contribution of these codes to stroke mortality estimates. METHODS All available mortality data… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000441084

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