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Mortality statistics a tool to improve understanding and quality

International Standards and Recommendations, Training and Tools, 2010
Mortality statistics a tool to improve understanding and quality

This guide is intended to help build analytical capacity to assess the quality of mortality statistics that are currently being collected in order to improve their value in informing health policies and programs. To assist countries in validating and correcting their mortality data, the World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with the Health Information Systems Knowledge Hub at the University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, has developed this mortality statistics assessment guide and toolkit. The guide describes relatively simple ways of analysing the internal validity and coherence of mortality data, and shows how comparisons with other external sources of mortality data can be used to assess data consistency and plausibility.

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Type of Resource:
International Standards and Recommendations, Training and Tools
Year of Publication:
2010