cause of death(redirected from Proximate COD)
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cause of deathForensic medicine The reason or event that precipitates death Types Proximate COD, immediate COD Statistics-'Top ten' US–ASHD/HTN, CA, CVA/stroke, COPD, accidents–falls, fires, drowning, etc, pneumonia & influenza, DM, HIV, suicide, chronic liver disease & cirrhosis 'Top ten' worldwide: CAD, acute RTIs in children, CVA/stroke, diarrhea in children, COPD, TB, malaria, accidents–falls, fires, drowning, measles, other heart disease. See Death, Mechanism of death, World health.
Cause of death
- Proximate COD
- The most important, immediate, direct or actual cause, or last event or act that occurred before the chain of events leading to death
- Immediate COD
- The concluding or final event that actually produces death; other CODs include natural causes, HIV risk factors, injury and poisoning, dementia, periprocedural deaths associated with medical treatment or diagnostic/therapeutic procedures and devices, perinatal death (CAP Today 12/95, p57)
Patient discussion about cause of death
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