immediate cause of death

The disease, injury, or complication that directly results in death, i.e., the ultimate consequence of the underlying cause of death

immediate cause of death

'…the disease, injury, or complication that directly precedes death', which is the ultimate consequence of the underlying cause of death. Cf Underlying cause of death.
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The terminal or immediate cause of death is the final disease or condition that the patient suffered from before death, and should be written on the first line of the cause-of-death sequence.
To view the photo gallery, click here Lebanon's National News Agency gave no immediate cause of death.
Consultant pathologist Dr Deirdre McKenna said the amount of medication drugs found in toxicological analysis was in the fatal/toxic range and would have been the immediate cause of death.
Death certificates often list the immediate cause of death, such as pneumonia, rather than listing dementia as an underlying cause.
Mr Galsworthy added: "The immediate cause of death was the failure to administer insulin to a known diabetic patient.
Chevalier's death certificate on file in the city now lists the immediate cause of death as strangulation.
Buss died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being hospitalized for cancer, but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure, according to the team.
Of course, if hemorrhage is a common immediate cause of death as well, that would favor placing vena cava filters over anticoagulation as a measure to extend the lives of patients with lung cancer.
The immediate cause of death was a stroke, but the underlying reasons were unclear, leading to widespread belief in the Arab world that Israel poisoned the 75-year-old symbol of Palestinian nationalism.
The report states that the immediate cause of death was asphyxia as a result of hanging.
Pathologist Dr Jan Lowe, who performed a post-mortem examination, said he wasn't able to identify an immediate cause of death.
The immediate cause of death is listed as "deferred" and the manner of death is noted to be "pending investigation.
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