Using textual cause-of-death data to study drug poisoning deaths.

  title={Using textual cause-of-death data to study drug poisoning deaths.},
  author={Eric M. Ossiander},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={179 7},
Death certificate data are often used to study the epidemiology of poisoning deaths, but the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes used to tabulate death data do not convey all of the available information about the drugs and other substances named on death certificates. In the United States and some other countries, the SuperMICAR computer system is used to assign ICD codes to deaths. The SuperMICAR system also stores a verbatim record of the text entered for the cause of death… CONTINUE READING


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