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
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  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
The cause of death was determined through verbal autopsy
where you contact friends and neighbours of the certified dead.
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.