The use of verbal autopsy methods to determine selected causes of death in children

Publication year: 
1989

This paper presents the results of an international workshop convened to examine verbal autopsy methods with the goal of achieving a consensus on methodological approaches. A verbal autopsy is an interview designed to identify specific medical syndromes, using information about the terminal illness elicited from relatives of the deceased person. Particular attention is paid to the difficulties of cause-specific mortality of children in developing countries.

Interest groups: 
Although PRA is not mentioned directly this article will be of interest to managers of government health information systems concerned with understanding causes of death.
Source publication information
Series: 
IUSSP Papers no 30, 1990
Pages: 
46 p.
Publisher
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
John Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, USA
s.l.
Conference: 
Workshop on verbal autopsy methods
Conference Location: 
Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
Publisher reference: 
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

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