Deaths Rates in Public Hospitals of Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

@inproceedings{Buso2012DeathsRI,
  title={Deaths Rates in Public Hospitals of Eastern Cape Province of South Africa},
  author={Dl Buso and Benjamin Longo-Mbenza and Pascal Bovet and Bart H W van den Borne and A. Nge Okwe and M Mzingelwa},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of public health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND South Africa (SA) is experiencing a rapid epidemiologic transition as a consequence of political, economic and social changes. In this study we described, based on hospital data, the mortality patterns of Non communicable Diseases (NCD), Communicable Diseases (CD), the NCD/CD ratios, and the trends of deaths. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey of all deaths occurring in several public hospitals in the Eastern Cape Province of SA between 2002 and 2006. Causes of deaths… CONTINUE READING

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