Improving performance of the Tariff Method for assigning causes of death to verbal autopsies
Peter Serina, Ian Riley, Andrea Stewart, Spencer L James, Abraham D Flaxman, Rafael Lozano, Bernardo Hernandez, Meghan D Mooney, Richard Luning, Robert Black, Ramesh Ahuja, Nurul Alam, Sayed Saidul Alam, Said Mohammed Ali, Charles Atkinson, Abdulla H Baqui, Hafizur R Chowdhury, Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona, Emily Dantzer Show all
BMC Medicine | BMC | Published : 2015
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
The authors thank our collaborators, Dr Osvaldo Gonzalez La Rivere, Dra Araceli Martinez Gonzalez, Dr Miguel Angel Martinez Guzman, Dr Argemiro Jose Genes Narr, Dr Antonio Manrique Martin, Dr Adrian Ramirez Alvear, Dr Benjamin Mendez Pinto, Dr Enrique Garduno Salvador, Dr Rogelio Perez Padilla, Dra Cecilia Garcia Sancho, Dr Mauricio Moreno Portillo, and Dr Eduardo Barragan Padilla. The authors also thank the Secretary of Health of the Federal District in Mexico City, Dr Armando Ahued, and the coordinator of high specialty hospitals of the Ministry of Health, Dr Bernardo Bidart, for their help in accessing medical records needed for this study. This analysis was made possible by the series of studies produced by the Population Health Metrics Research Consortium. The work was funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. This work was also supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council project grant, improving methods to measure comparable mortality by cause (grant no. 631494). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, interpretation of data, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The corresponding author had full access to all data analyzed and had final responsibility for the decision to submit this original research paper for publication.