Who needs cause-of-death data?

Peter Byass

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Abstract

More than half of the world's deaths pass by undocumented as to cause [1]. Whilst the appropriate focus of health services may well be the care of the living, consistent and reliable cause-of-death data also constitute a crucial and major resource for health planning and prioritisation, and their lack in many settings is a major concern. Two new papers from Christopher Murray and colleagues in this issue of PLoS Medicine [2,3] report important methodological advances which should go some way towards filling these data gaps.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere333
Number of pages2
JournalPLoS Medicine
Volume4
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2007

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