Journal article

896Quantifying cause-related mortality incorporating multiple causes: challenges and opportunities

Grace Joshy, James Eynstone-Hinkins, Lauren Moran, Saliu Balogun, Karen Bishop, Margarita Moreno-Betancur

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Key contact person Dr Grace Joshy, Fellow, Research School of Population Health, Australian National University. Focus and outcomes for participants Mortality statistics are typically based on a single underlying cause of death (UCoD), derived from multiple conditions on the death certificate, and have provided critical evidence for policy and practice for over a century. There have been radical shifts in patterns of death in the past couple of decades; deaths in older ages are increasingly from chronic and degenerative diseases. The relevance of assuming that a si..

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