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Assessing quality of medical death certification: Concordance between gold standard diagnosis and underlying cause of death in selected Mexican hospitals

Bernardo Hernández1, Dolores Ramírez-Villalobos1, Minerva Romero1, Sara Gómez1, Charles Atkinson2 and Rafael Lozano2*

Author Affiliations

1 Center for Population Health Research. National Institute of Public Health, Mexico. Av. Universidad 655. Cuernavaca, Morelos, 62508, Mexico

2 Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, USA. 2301 5th Ave, Suite 600. Seattle, WA 98121, USA

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Population Health Metrics 2011, 9:38  doi:10.1186/1478-7954-9-38

Published: 4 August 2011

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Additional file 1:

Number of deaths for adults, children, and neonates by cause of death

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Additional file 2:

List of participant hospitals and number of cases obtained from each hospital

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Additional file 3:

Misclassification matrix showing causes from the gold standard and medical death certificate

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Additional file 4:

Median chance-corrected concordance by age group and cause, for underlying diagnosis and all diagnoses

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Additional file 5:

Slope, intercept, and RMSE from linear regression of estimated versus true CSMFs, by age group and cause

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