Using Literal Text From the Death Certificate to Enhance Mortality Statistics: Characterizing Drug Involvement in Deaths.

@article{Trinidad2016UsingLT,
  title={Using Literal Text From the Death Certificate to Enhance Mortality Statistics: Characterizing Drug Involvement in Deaths.},
  author={James Phillip Trinidad and Margaret Warner and Brigham A Bastian and Arialdi M. Minino and Holly B Hedegaard},
  journal={National vital statistics reports : from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System},
  year={2016},
  volume={65 9},
  pages={1-15}
}
Objectives-This report describes the development and use of a method for analyzing the literal text from death certificates to enhance national mortality statistics on drug-involved deaths. Drug-involved deaths include drug overdose deaths as well as other deaths where, according to death certificate literal text, drugs were associated with or contributed to the death. Methods-The method uses final National Vital Statistics System-Mortality files linked to electronic files containing literal… CONTINUE READING

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