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Validation study of cause of death statistics in Cape Town, South Africa, found poor agreement.

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OBJECTIVE: The validity of the underlying cause of death on death notification forms was assessed by comparing it to the underlying cause determined independently from medical records. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective study of 703 deaths in two suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. Two medical doctors completed a medical review death certificate to validate the registration death certificate for each decedent. Agreement, sensitivity, and positive predictive value were measured for under...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Journal:
Journal of clinical epidemiology
Volume:
65
Issue:
3
Pages:
309-316
Publication date:
2012-03-01
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EISSN:
1878-5921
ISSN:
0895-4356
Source identifiers:
313401

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