Improving cause of death certification in the Philippines: implementation of an electronic verbal autopsy decision support tool (SmartVA auto-analyse) to aid physician diagnoses of out-of-facility deaths

Abstract Background The majority of deaths in the Philippines occur out-of-facility and require a medical certificate of cause of death by Municipal Health Officers (MHOs) for burial. MHOs lack a standardised certification process for out-of-facility deaths and when no medical records are available,...

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Main Authors: Rohina Joshi, R. H. Hazard, Pasyodun Koralage Buddhika Mahesh, L. Mikkelsen, F. Avelino, Carmina Sarmiento, A. Segarra, T. Timbang, F. Sinson, Patrick Diango, I. Riley, H. Chowdhury, Irma L. Asuncion, G. Khanom, Alan D. Lopez
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Published: BMC 2021-03-01
Series:BMC Public Health
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