Redistribution of heart failure deaths using two methods: linkage of hospital records with death certificate data and multiple causes of death data

Heart failure is considered a garbage code when assigned as the underlying cause of death. Reassigning garbage codes to plausible causes reduces bias and increases comparability of mortality data. Two redistribution methods were applied to Brazilian data, from 2008 to 2012, for decedents aged 55 yea...

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Main Authors: Ana Luiza Bierrenbach, Gizelton Pereira Alencar, Cátia Martinez, Maria de Fátima Marinho de Souza, Gabriela Moreira Policena, Elisabeth Barboza França
Format: Article
Published: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Series:Cadernos de Saúde Pública
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