Validation of verbal autopsy procedures for adult deaths in China.

@article{Yang2006ValidationOV,
  title={Validation of verbal autopsy procedures for adult deaths in China.},
  author={Gonghuan Yang and Chalapati P.V. Rao and Jiemin Ma and Li-jun Wang and Xia Wan and Guillermo Dubrovsky and Alan D Lopez},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={
          741-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vital registration of causes of death in China is incomplete with poor coverage of medical certification. Information on the leading causes of mortality will continue to rely on verbal autopsy (VA) methods. A new international VA form is being considered for data collection in China, but it first needs to be validated to determine its operating characteristics. METHODS Detailed medical records and clinical evidence for 3290 deaths (mostly adults) among residents of six cities… CONTINUE READING

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