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dc.contributor.authorPeach, Hedley G.en
dc.contributor.authorBrumley, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-25T00:02:19Zen
dc.date.available2013-01-25T00:02:19Zen
dc.date.issued1998en
dc.identifier.govdoc00184en
dc.identifier.issn0300-8495en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11054/201en
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To examine the completeness and accuracy of death certification by general practitioners, specialists and resident medical officers (RMOs) in non-metropolitan Victoria. DESIGN: An examination of the death certificates written by a representative sample of community and hospital doctors and comparison with the clinical history. SETTING: The Ballarat statistical district. RESULTS: Eighteen percent of the death certificates at initial assessment, were unsatisfactory (the percentage for those written by RMOs were significantly higher). After review of the clinical record, 27% of certificates were found to inaccurately represent the cause of death, (again the percentage for RMOs was higher) Eighteen percent of certificates required a change of code. CONCLUSION: Monitoring the health of the public relies in part on information gained from death certificates. It is thus of concern that such a high percentage of death certificates are inaccurate to the extent that they are incorrectly coded. Consideration should be given to new educational initiatives and to the promotion of the existing toll free telephone advice service to doctors.en
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dc.publisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitionersen
dc.titleDeath certification by doctors in non-metropolitan Victoria.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.specifiedArticleen
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleAustralian Family Physicianen
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume27en
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue3en
dc.bibliographicCitation.stpage178en
dc.bibliographicCitation.endpage182en
dc.publisher.placeMelbourneen
dc.subject.healththesaurusDEATH CERTIFICATIONen
dc.subject.healththesaurusREGIONALen
dc.subject.healththesaurusGENERAL PRACTIONERen
dc.subject.healththesaurusSPECIALISTSen
dc.subject.healththesaurusRESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICERSen
dc.date.issuedbrowse1998-01-01en
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