Fatal alcohol poisoning: medico-legal practices and mortality statistics.

  title={Fatal alcohol poisoning: medico-legal practices and mortality statistics.},
  author={Raimo A Lahti and Erkki Vuori},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={126 3},
Compilation of mortality statistics from death certificate data is based on international and national conventions which in certain situations result in the underlying cause-of-death other than that established and reported by the physician. The present study compares all fatal alcohol poisonings in 1997 as registered on forensic toxicological grounds at the accredited central laboratory and as presented in the national cause-of-death statistics, according to the underlying cause-of-death, by… CONTINUE READING
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