Volume 42, Issue 2 (March 1997)

    Death Registration: History, Methods, and Legal Issues

    (Received 30 May 1996; accepted 1 July 1996)


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    This article includes a brief discussion of the evolution death registration as it changed from records of church burial ceremonies to the recording of vital events by government in defined registration areas; today's death registration system in the United States; classification and coding procedures; limitations of data derived from death registration; educational materials; legal issues involving death certificates; and the re-engineering of the death registration process.

    Author Information:

    Hanzlick, R
    Associate professor of Forensic Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

    Stock #: JFS14108J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14108J

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    Title Death Registration: History, Methods, and Legal Issues
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30