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Writing Cause-of-Death Statements

bullet graphicTutorial from the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)

bullet graphicPresentation at University of Nebraska Medical Center and handout

bullet graphicNYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene online training on improving causes of death reporting

bullet graphicInstructions for Completing the Cause-of-Death Section of the Death Certificate. 2 pp.
View/download PDF 76 KB

bullet graphicInstructions for Completing the Cause-of-Death  Section of the Death Certificate for Injury and Poisoning. 2 pp.
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bullet graphicPossible Solutions to Common Problems in Death Certification

bullet graphicThe Autopsy, Medicine, and Mortality Statistics
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bullet graphicState Definitions and Reporting Requirements for Live Births, Fetal Deaths, and Induced Terminations of Pregnancy.

Handbooks

bullet graphicPhysicians' Handbook on Medical Certification of Death (2003 Revision) (PHS) 2003-1108. 65 pp. Click here to open pdf file:  1.2 MB

bullet graphicMedical Examiners' and Coroners' Handbook on Death Registration and Fetal Death Reporting (2003 Revision) (PHS) 2003-1110. 138 pp. Click here to open pdf file.  2.9 MB

bullet graphicFuneral Directors' Handbook on Death Registration and Fetal Death Reporting (2003 Revision) (PHS) 2005-1109. 67 pp. Click here to open pdf file.  2.9 MB

bullet graphicHospitals' and Physicians' Handbook on Birth Registration and Fetal Death Reporting (PHS) 87-1107. 61 pp.Click here to open pdf. file:  7.7 MB

bullet graphicHandbook on the Reporting of Induced Termination of Pregnancy (Reprinted/revised 1997) (PHS) 98-1117. 23 pp.Click here to open pdf file:  2.6 MB

bullet graphicGuidelines for Reporting Occupation and Industry on Death Certificates. (PHS) 88-1149. 36 pp.Click here to open pdf file: 3.7 MB

Special Guidelines

bullet graphicCompletion of Death Certificates in the aftermath of a  Hurricane Click here to open pdf file 112 kb

 


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