|Improving Cause of Death Reporting: Update 2012
- Accurate and detailed cause of death reporting is critical for disease surveillance, public health research, and forensic investigations.
- Cause of death reporting requires:
- Review of the medical record
- Identification of all conditions and events leading or contributing to the death
- Ordering the conditions and events in a medically probable sequence
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