Mortality measurement in transition: proof of principle for standardised multi-country comparisons
2010 (English)In: Tropical medicine & international health, ISSN 1360-2276, E-ISSN 1365-3156, Vol. 15, no 10, 1256-1265 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Given the standardised method of VA interpretation, the observed differences in mortality cannot be because of local differences in assigning cause of death. Standardised, fit-for-purpose methods are needed to measure population health and changes in mortality patterns so that appropriate health policy and programmes can be designed, implemented and evaluated over time and place. The InterVA approach overcomes several longstanding limitations of existing methods and represents a valuable tool for health planners and researchers in resource-poor settings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 15, no 10, 1256-1265 p.
verbal autopsy; epidemiologic transition; health and demographic surveillance systems; mortality; developing countries; health metrics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38446DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02601.xISI: 000281798400021PubMedID: 20701726OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-38446DiVA: diva2:378054