verbal autopsy

verbal autopsy

method of obtaining as much information as possible about a deceased person by asking questions of family and others who can describe the mode of death and circumstances preceding death; used especially in developing countries and in settings and situations in which postmortem pathologic examination is not feasible.

ver·bal au·top·sy

(vĕrb'ăl aw'top-sē)
Method of obtaining as much information as possible about a deceased person by asking questions of family and others who can describe the mode of death and circumstances preceding it; used especially in developing countries and in settings and situations in which postmortem pathologic examination is not feasible.
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Maternal Deaths in a Tertiary Care Centre of Odisha: An In-depth study Supplemented by Verbal Autopsy. Indian J Community Med.
In this 13 years closed-cohort study, the causes of all young-adult deaths were identified through verbal autopsy (VA) using International Classification of Diseases.
These interviews were performed using the principles of the Verbal Autopsy (AV) protocol.
Discussions should be anonymous: 'no name, no blame' However, complete anonymity is easier for Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths, but difficult to achieve especially in facility-based Maternal Death Reviews and verbal autopsy. In the absence of complete anonymity, the signing of a confidentiality agreement by those who have access to identifiable information should be considered.
Global estimates of mortality among children aged <5 years, derived largely from vital registration and verbal autopsy records, have excluded paediatric TB as a contributing cause.
In settings with no or poorly documented vital registration and medical certification of the cause of death, verbal autopsy can be an essential public health tool for obtaining a reasonable estimation of the cause structure of mortality (7).
In case of any death, a detailed verbal autopsy was conducted as per INDEPTH standardized verbal autopsy proforma [14] by interviewing the closest caregiver of the deceased so as to ascertain the cause of death.
When the cause of death is investigated, it is almost exclusively through a "verbal autopsy".
Reports were filed from all 11 villages every 2 days; one suspected case and one death were detected, both of which were determined not to be Ebola by laboratory test or verbal autopsy, respectively.
In collaboration with the United Nations Children s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Health Organisation (WHO) have helped Lesotho to develop a Verbal Autopsy tool in an endeavour to fight maternal deaths in the country.
The cause of death was determined through verbal autopsy where you contact friends and neighbours of the certified dead.
Verbal autopsy questionnaire was administered to relatives of only 57 death cases, as seven deaths were subsequently not found to be related to pregnancy or childbirth, two were outside the study period, insufficient information was available for two cases while two cases could not be traced.