Validity of death certificates for injury-related causes of death.

  title={Validity of death certificates for injury-related causes of death.},
  author={Linda A. Moyer and Coleen A. Boyle and Daniel A. Pollock},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={130 5},
Exploration of the validity of death certificate information for classifying underlying causes of death has historically focused on "natural" or disease-related causes of death. Current interest in injury-related deaths has emphasized the need for proper certification and coding of these deaths. In this study, the authors compared agreement of the underlying cause of death as determined from death certificate information with that determined from an independent review of all relevant medical… CONTINUE READING

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