Verbal autopsies for adult deaths: their development and validation in a multicentre study.

@article{Chandramohan1998VerbalAF,
  title={Verbal autopsies for adult deaths: their development and validation in a multicentre study.},
  author={Daniel DC Chandramohan and G. H. Maude and Laura C. Rodrigues and Richard J Hayes},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={1998},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={436-46}
}
BACKGROUND Verbal autopsy (VA) has been widely used to ascertain causes of child deaths, but little is known about the usefulness of VA for adult deaths. This paper describes the process used to develop a VA tool for adult deaths and the results of a multicentre validation of this tool. METHODS A mortality classification was developed by including causes of death that might be arrived at by VAs and causes that are responsive to public health interventions. An algorithm was designed for each… CONTINUE READING