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Title: Counting deaths, accounting for lives
Other Titles: Novel applications of standardised verbal autopsy methods for augmented health systems
Authors: Hussain, Laith
Issue Date: 6-Feb-2018
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: Hussain-Alkhateeb L, Fottrell E, Petzold M, Kahn K and Byass P. Local perceptions of causes of death in rural South Africa: a comparison of perceived and verbal autopsy causes of death. Global Health Action. 2015; 8: 28302.

Hussain-Alkhateeb L, Petzold M, Tollman S, Kahn K and Byass P. Effects of recall time on cause-of-death findings using verbal autopsy: empirical evidence from rural South Africa. Emerg Themes Epidemiology. 2016;13:10.

Hussain-Alkhateeb L, D’ Ambruoso L, Tollman S, Kahn K, Van Der Merwe M, Twine R, Schiöler L, Petzold M and Byass P. Enhancing mortality data: adding Circumstances Of Mortality CATegories (COMCAT) to deaths investigated by verbal autopsy. Lancet Global Health (Submitted).

Byass P, Hussain-Alkhateeb L, D’ Ambruoso L, Tollman S, Kahn K, Schiöler L and Petzold M. An integrated approach to processing WHO-2016 verbal autopsy data: the InterVA-5 model (Manuscript).
Date of Defence: 2018-03-15
Disputation: Torsdagen den 15 mars 2018, kl. 13.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Verbal autopsy
cause of death
vital registration
health system
World Health Organization
Abstract: Half of the world’s deaths and their causes are never recorded by virtue of the under-resourced civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems which limits capacity of health systems to respond to population needs. Verbal autopsy (VA) has emerged as a pragmatic approach for determining causes of death using standard interviews including signs, symptoms and circumstances of death, conducted with the bereaved family. With aims to investigate relevant challenges of VA methods and further pr... more
ISBN: 978-91-629-0414-2 (print)
978-91-629-0415-9 (pdf)
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