Improving Death Certificate Completion: A Trial of Two Training Interventions

  title={Improving Death Certificate Completion: A Trial of Two Training Interventions},
  author={Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy and Krishnamohan R. Basarakodu and James L. Vacek and Ashok K. Kondur and Srikanth K. Ramachandruni and Dennis J. Esterbrooks and Ronald J. Markert and M. S. Trinesh Gowda},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  pages={544 - 548}
The death certificate is an important medical document that impacts mortality statistics and health care policy. Resident physician accuracy in completing death certificates is poor. We assessed the impact of two educational interventions on the quality of death certificate completion by resident physicians. Two-hundred and nineteen internal medicine residents were asked to complete a cause of death statement using a sample case of in-hospital death. Participants were randomized into one of two… CONTINUE READING
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