Medical mortality in Pakistan: experience at a tertiary care hospital.

  title={Medical mortality in Pakistan: experience at a tertiary care hospital.},
  author={Marvi Tariq and Wasim Jafri and Thushara Ansari and Sarah Awan and Farzana Ali and Manisha Shah and Susanne Jamil and Mohammed Rehan Riaz and Shahzad Shafqat},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={85 1007},
AIM To acquire systematic data on the causes of hospital mortality in Pakistan, a developing country with scant mortality records. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of death certificates and hospital charts of patients dying on general and specialty medical services at our hospital during one calendar year. RESULTS Of a total 10,590 admissions, 657 (6.2%) died in hospital. The deceased included 357 (54.4%) males and 299 (45.6%) females, with a collective median age of 63 years and mean… CONTINUE READING