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Trends in mortality from appendicitis and from gallstone disease in English populations, 1979-2006: Study of multiple-cause coding of deaths

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Objective: To report on trends in mortality from appendicitis and from gallstone disease. Design and setting: Analysis of data from death certificates including all certified causes of death, termed 'mentions', not just the underlying cause, using data from Oxford ('mentions' available from 1979 to 2006) and all England ('mentions' available from 1995 to 2006). Outcome measures: Mortality rates across all years studied, and in periods defined by changes to national rules in selecting the unde...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/pgmj.2010.104471

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Goldacre, MJ More by this author
Duncan, ME More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Davidson, M More by this author
Journal:
Postgraduate Medical Journal
Publication date:
2011-02-10
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EISSN:
1469-0756
ISSN:
0032-5473
URN:
uuid:820534e8-88e3-4a62-b1ad-5ab4caf1c9f0
Source identifiers:
163133
Local pid:
pubs:163133

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