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NCJ Number: 44099 Find in a Library
Title: COMPILATION AND ANALYSIS OF MORTALITY DATA (FROM GUIDE TO THE INVESTIGATION AND REPORTING OF DRUG-ABUSE DEATHS PROBLEMS AND METHODS, BY LOUIS A GOTTSCHALK, ET AL - SEE NCJ-44092)
Author(s): R J ARMSTRONG
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
National Institute on Drug Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN OVERVIEW OF DEATH CERTIFICATES AND RECORDKEEPING IS PRESENTED. THE IMPORTANCE OF REGISTERING DEATHS FOR STATISTICAL AND OTHER PURPOSES IS EMPHASIZED.
Abstract: NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS STANDARD CERTIFICATES PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR DEATH CERTIFICATES DEVELOPED BY EACH STATE. DIFFERENCES IN STATE JURISDICTION OVER DEATH CERTIFICATES MAKE STANDARDIZATION DIFFICULT. DEATH CERTIFICATION IS OF GREAT VALUE IN TERMS OF INHERITANCE AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS, STATISTICAL USES, PROCESSING AND SETTLEMENT OF INSURANCE AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS, AND ORDERLY DISPOSAL OF DEAD BODIES. THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINER OR CORONER IN DEATH REGISTRATION IS OUTLINED, AND ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF VITAL RECORDS. A DISCUSSION OF MEDICAL CERTIFICATION INCLUDES CERTIFYING THE CAUSE OF DEATH, METHODS OF CERTIFICATION, AND THE CERTIFYING STATEMENT. DATA SOURCES, CODING OF DATA AND THEIR AVAILABILITY, AND DATA LIMITATIONS ARE ALSO COVERED.
Index Term(s): Coroners; Records; Statistics
Note: INCLUDES APPENDIX F (PAGE 140 OF NCJ-44092)
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