Validation of death certificate diagnosis of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac death.

@article{Iribarren1998ValidationOD,
  title={Validation of death certificate diagnosis of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac death.},
  author={Carlos Iribarren and Richard S. Crow and P. J. Hannan and David R. Jacobs and Russell V. Luepker},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={50-3}
}
The validity of death certificate diagnosis of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac death (OOH-SCD) was studied among 108,676 30- to 74-year-old residents in 5 Minnesota communities using 6-year mortality data (1985 to 1990). Among 4,244 total deaths, location of death was listed on the certificate as out of hospital in 2,035 cases. Of those, 911 were judged not to have OOH-SCD because they had actually been admitted to the hospital or were noncardiovascular deaths. Among the remaining 1,124, 254… CONTINUE READING

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