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Lay diagnosis of causes of death for monitoring AIDS mortality in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Abstract:

Lay diagnoses of death collected at burial sites were validated against two 'gold standards': the hospital discharge diagnosis of causes of death obtained by a surveillance of hospital deaths (including autopsy results) and the physician review of verbal autopsies (VAs) that were carried out for a sample of cemetery records. The diagnostic indicators of the lay diagnoses were then used to provide estimates of the share of AIDS-attribuTable mortality. The verbal autopsy results provide an inde...

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Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
178-186
Publication date:
2004-01-01
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
Language:
English
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uuid:234fecbd-dc66-4561-b117-0db54cc533d3
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pubs:80690
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80690
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2012-12-19

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