To audit wording and formulation inaccuracies in certifying the cause of death.
Five hundred causes of death were analysed from the counterfoils of medical death certificates (Form 66).
Wording and formulation inaccuracies were defined as terms contrary to the notes given to doctors in books on death certificates.
One or more inaccuracies were identified in 29% of cases.
In 5.8% ot cases, the inaccuracies were sufficiently serious to warrant further action or enquiry by the Registrar of Births and Deaths, including referral to Her Majesty's Coroner.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Evaluation performance, Royaume Uni, Europe, Médecine légale, Certificat décès
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Performance evaluation, United Kingdom, Europe, Legal medicine
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0472069
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 199406.