Using mortuary statistics in the development of an injury surveillance system in Ghana.

  title={Using mortuary statistics in the development of an injury surveillance system in Ghana.},
  author={Jason A London and Charles Mock and Francis A. Abantanga and Robert E Quansah and Kofi A. Boateng},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={80 5},
OBJECTIVE To develop, in a mortuary setting, a pilot programme for improving the accuracy of records of deaths caused by injury. METHODS The recording of injury-related deaths was upgraded at the mortuary of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana, in 1996 through the creation of a prospectively gathered database. FINDINGS There was an increase in the number of deaths reported annually as attributable to injury from 72 before 1995 to 633 in 1996-99. Injuries accounted for 8.6% of… CONTINUE READING

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