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  1. Principles for including or excluding'mechanisms'of death when writing cause-of-death statements.

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    - To develop principles and refined definitions designed to improve the content of cause-of-death statements regarding inclusion or exclusion of so-called mechanisms of death.

    Data Sources

    - Survey of readily available instruction manuals and other literature regarding mechanisms of death and instructions for death certificate completion.

    Data Synthesis

    - Definitions and principles contained in the information sources were reviewed, and a set of specific principles, criteria, and definitions were written.

    These principles are consistent with, but are more extensive and practically applicable than, those found in each of the information sources surveyed and may be used to decide which conditions to report in cause-of-death statements.


    - Mechanisms of death include a defined list of terminal events (such as asystole) and a larger group of nonspecific physiologic derangements (such as portal hypertension) and are differentiated by definition from nonspecific anatomic processes (such as cirrhosis).

    Three principles may be applied in individual cases.

    Principle 1 states that terminal events are not reported in cause-of-death statements. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cause, Mort, Certificat décès, Recommandation, Médecine légale, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cause, Death, Death certificate, Recommendation, Legal medicine, Human, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0298485

    Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 15/07/1997.