[Quality of statistics on causes of death: current problems and perspectives].

Titre[Quality of statistics on causes of death: current problems and perspectives].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsPaccaud, F
JournalSoz Praventivmed
Date Published1982 Sep
Mots-clésAdolescent, Adult, Aged, Child, Child, Preschool, Death Certificates, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Middle Aged, Mortality, Registries, Statistics as Topic, Switzerland

Statistics of causes of death remain an important source of epidemiological data for the evaluation of various medical and health problems. The improvement of analytical techniques and, above all, the transformation of demographic and morbid structures of populations have prompted researchers in the field to give more importance to the quality of death certificates. After describing the data collection system presently used in Switzerland, the paper discusses various indirect estimations of the quality of Swiss data and reviews the corresponding international literature.

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Alternate JournalSoz Praventivmed
Citation Key / SERVAL ID3698
PubMed ID7136287


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