On the estimation of population cause-specific mortality fractions from in-hospital deaths

Abstract Background Almost all countries without complete vital registration systems have data on deaths collected by hospitals. However, these data have not been widely used to estimate cause of death (COD) patterns in populations because only a non-representative fraction of people in these countr...

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Main Authors: Gail M. Williams, Ian Douglas Riley, Riley H. Hazard, Hafizur R. Chowhury, Nurul Alam, Peter Kim Streafield, Veronica Tallo, Diozele Sanvictores, Marilla Lucero, Tim Adair, Alan D. Lopez
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2019-02-01
Series:BMC Medicine
Online Access:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12916-019-1267-z