medical certificate of cause of death

medical certificate of cause of death

An official UK certificate which enables registration of a death with the Office of National Statistics. The certificate provides a permanent legal record of the fact of death, and enables the family to arrange disposal of the body and settlement of the deceased’s estate.
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Unlike the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, verification of death does not require any opinion as to the cause of death, nor constitute authority for a body to be buried or cremated," she said, announcing the change early this month.
Furthermore, the selection of the final underlying cause of death by trained coders largely depends on the adequacy of the information provided on the medical certificate of cause of death.
The International Form of Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (known as the death certificate) is recommended by the WHO for international use (see Figure 2).
The death declaration form for Sri Lanka (Form B 33) can be considered equivalent to the medical certificate of cause of death (Figure 3).
The causal sequence leading to death should be stated in part I of the medical certificate of cause of death, with the immediate cause of death on the top line followed by the morbid conditions giving rise to this cause, and stating the underlying cause of death (the condition or injury that started the sequence of events leading directly to death) on the lowest completed line.
The average number of deaths examined yearly has been 1,124 cases, which constituted 35 per cent of all our cases, most of them were deaths due to natural causes referred to us because it had been impossible to obtain a medical certificate of cause of death from the attending physician.
He said to Mr Davies: "You have provided me with a death certificate and medical certificate of cause of death from Antigua.
The medical certificate of cause of death gives me a cause of severe penetrating head injury due to a gun shot wound to the head.
By using the WHO-recommended Medical Certificate of Cause of Death and coding the data using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision (ICD-10) (World Health Organization [WHO] 2008), it is possible to produce mortality statistics that are comparable between countries, national and subnational populations, for specific population groups and over time.
For each vignette, the participants were asked to complete a medical certificate of cause of death to the best of their ability.

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