Use of death certificates in epidemiological studies, including occupational hazards: variations in discordance of different asbestos-associated diseases on best evidence ascertainment.

@article{Selikoff1992UseOD,
  title={Use of death certificates in epidemiological studies, including occupational hazards: variations in discordance of different asbestos-associated diseases on best evidence ascertainment.},
  author={I. J. Selikoff and Herbert A. Seidman},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          481-92
        }
}
There is extensive information on discordance in general between accuracy of medical diagnoses on death certificate categorization of cause of death and available clinical and histopathological data. This is as true for occupational disease as for other conditions. But occupational illnesses bear a special problem. Discordance is not equal across the board--it may vary with each occupationally related disease, and no single formula can be applied. It may be high for angiosarcoma and low for… CONTINUE READING

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