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  1. Certifying the cause of death : an audit of wording inaccuracies.

    Article - En anglais

    Aims

    To audit wording and formulation inaccuracies in certifying the cause of death.

    Methods

    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.

    Results

    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

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0472069

    Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 199406.