The coding of underlying cause of death from fetal death certificates : issues and policy considerations.
Recently, plans to implement nationwide coding of underlaying cause of fetal death have been promulgated.
To examine the validity and potential utility of nationwilde coding, this paper presents data from a five-state (Wisconsin, Arkansas, Maine, North Carolina, California) analysis of underlaying causes of fetal death from vital records for 1985 through 1987.
Nosological coding rules varied somewhat from state to state.
Underlaying causes were grouped into categories; distributions were similar for each state.
Many deaths (20.3% to 32.9%) were coded as unspecified conditions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Certificat décès, Mort, Source information, Codage, Cause, Foetus, Validité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Death certificate, Death, Information source, Coding, Cause, Fetus, Validity, United States, North America, America, Comparative study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0586403
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.