Impact of misclassification on measures of cardiovascular disease mortality in the Islamic Republic of Iran: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Khosravi2008ImpactOM,
  title={Impact of misclassification on measures of cardiovascular disease mortality in the Islamic Republic of Iran: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Ardeshir Khosravi and Chalapati Rao and Mohsen Naghavi and Richard Ian Taylor and Nahid Jafari and Alan D Lopez},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 9},
  pages={688-96}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the extent and pattern of misclassification of death from non-specific diagnoses emanating from the Iranian death registration system, and to correct the data for health policy and planning. METHODS Detailed medical records for 1426 hospital deaths classified to seven ill-defined or vague causes of death were reviewed by trained physicians, who then completed standard death certificates. Underlying causes of death from the review were compared with the cause assigned in… CONTINUE READING