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Quality of death certificates in Valencia, Spain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2782500     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Certificates of 1,454 deaths occurring over 11 months were retrieved from the Civil Register in Valencia, Spain. Relevant medical information was systematically gathered from hospital records, questionnaires, and Coroner reports. We compared the underlying cause of death (UCD) from the original death certificate, and a reference cause of death (RCD) determined by a panel of experts based on all available information. Overall, 80.2 percent of the certificates were concordant for disease category, but there was a great disparity among some specific disease categories.
F G Benavides; F Bolumar; R Peris
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1989 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-25     Completed Date:  1989-10-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1352-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Departamento de Salud Comunitaria, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Alicante, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death*
Death Certificates*
Medical Records
Quality Control

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