The reliability of cause-of-death coding in The Netherlands

  title={The reliability of cause-of-death coding in The Netherlands},
  author={Peter P. M. Harteloh and Kim de Bruin and Jan W. P. F. Kardaun},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
Cause-of-death statistics are a major source of information for epidemiological research or policy decisions. Information on the reliability of these statistics is important for interpreting trends in time or differences between populations. Variations in coding the underlying cause of death could hinder the attribution of observed differences to determinants of health. Therefore we studied the reliability of cause-of-death statistics in the Netherlands. We performed a double coding study… CONTINUE READING