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Chapter 36 - Death Certification

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2020

Kim A. Collins
Affiliation:
LifePoint Inc, South Carolina
Roger W. Byard
Affiliation:
University of Adelaide
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Summary

Death certification is the method by which a physician or appropriate administrative official may provide information to national and international registries for statistical analysis of data regarding death. Such a record is also essential for estate management of the decedent. The main components of most death certificates are (1) demographics, (2) cause and manner of death statements, and (3) disposition of the remains.

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Print publication year: 2020

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CDC. US Standard Certificate of Death: www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/death11-03final-acc.pdf (accessed 29 December, 2017).Google Scholar
DHHS, CDC, NCHS. Medical Examiners’ and Coroners’ Handbook on Death Registration and Fetal Death Reporting. 2003 April. www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/hb_me.pdf (accessed 29 December, 2017).Google Scholar
DHHS, CDC, NCHS. Physicians’ Handbook on Medical Certification of Death. 2003. www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/hb_cod.pdf (accessed 29 December, 2017).Google Scholar
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Hanzlick, RL, Knight, LD. Medical Certification of Death and Cause-of-Death Statements. In Collins, KA, ed. Autopsy Performance and Reporting. 3rd ed. Northfield, IL: College of American Pathologists, 2017, pp. 383396.Google Scholar
CDC. US Standard Certificate of Death: www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/death11-03final-acc.pdf (accessed 29 December, 2017).Google Scholar
DHHS, CDC, NCHS. Medical Examiners’ and Coroners’ Handbook on Death Registration and Fetal Death Reporting. 2003 April. www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/hb_me.pdf (accessed 29 December, 2017).Google Scholar
DHHS, CDC, NCHS. Physicians’ Handbook on Medical Certification of Death. 2003. www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/hb_cod.pdf (accessed 29 December, 2017).Google Scholar
Hanzlick, R, Hunsaker, JC, Davis, GJ. A Guide for Manner of Death Classification. February 2002. https://netforum.avectra.com/public/temp/ClientImages/NAME/4bd6187f-d329-4948-84dd-3d6fe6b48f4d.pdf (accessed 29 December, 2017).Google Scholar
WHO. Medical Certification of Cause of Death. 1979. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/40557/1/9241560622.pdf (accessed 29 December, 2017).Google Scholar
Hanzlick, RL, Knight, LD. Medical Certification of Death and Cause-of-Death Statements. In Collins, KA, ed. Autopsy Performance and Reporting. 3rd ed. Northfield, IL: College of American Pathologists, 2017, pp. 383396.Google Scholar

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