Journal Published Online: 01 March 1997
Volume 42, Issue 2

Death Registration: History, Methods, and Legal Issues



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.

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Hanzlick, R
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Pages: 5
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Stock #: JFS14108J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14108J