Evaluation of the Vietnamese A6 Mortality Reporting System: All-Cause Mortality
Mark Stevenson, Viet Hung Dang, Huong Hoang Thanh, Mai Anh Luong, Nguyen Thi Hong Tu, Le Tran Ngoan
ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2015
There has been no systematic evaluation of Viet Nam's A6 mortality reporting system. An evaluation was undertaken in 3 provinces in Viet Nam. Deaths identified in the A6 system were compared with deaths identified by an independent consensus panel to determine the percentage completeness of the A6 system. Verbal autopsies (VAs) were conducted for all identified deaths from the consensus panels, and the sensitivity and positive predictive value of the A6 system was assessed. The sensitivity of the A6 system varied depending on the cause of death, with the sensitivity of the system being excellent for injury (sensitivity = 75.4%), cancer (sensitivity = 66.9%), and circulatory diseases (sensiti..View full abstract
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The study was supported by an AusAID Research and Development Grant. MS is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Fellowship. The final manuscript was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health with sponsorship from UICC under the academic supervision of Prof Walter C. Willett to Dr Le Tran Ngoan.