From the emergency department to vital statistics: cause of death uncertain.

Abstract

Vital statistics are widely used to evaluate trends in health and illness, inform policy, and allocate resources among health priorities. Literature comparing autopsies to clinical death certification has shown that the clinical "cause of death" certification is inaccurate or incomplete in many cases. Short of increasing autopsies, however, these studies… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2008.00193.x

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