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death certificate

a legal document issued by a qualified medical practitioner certifying the death of a person and stating the cause if known

death certificate

a certificate issued on the registration of a person's death. First instituted in 1837 in England and Wales, it shows the full name of the person, the date and cause of death, age at death, marital status, and the occupation of the deceased or his/her spouse. Death certificates provide the sociologist with a source of data with which to examine matters such as occupational illness and social-class differences in DEATH RATE. See also BIRTH CERTIFICATE, MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, PARISH REGISTERS.
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However, the death certificate issued by Sagoni village panchayat revealed that Radheylal died on August 16, 2004.
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The study attempted to address the estimated one-fifth to one-quarter of death certificates for fatal overdoses in which no specific drug is identified.
Sample sizes for the chart review were calculated to detect at least a 20% death certificate completion error rate, and ranged from 18 to 33 per hospital.
Utilization of specific language, qualifiers and intermediate causes to ensure that the death certificate reflects the natural nature of the cause will eliminate additional inquiries and referrals.
She added: "I sat in court and I jumped up when the verdicts were read out, but when you do actually see that death certificate with those words it just makes it real.
But Stone-Hoskins had been unable to obtain a revised death certificate.
I said I didn't support the application for a death certificate.
One of the items that influences correct completion of the death certificates and consequently the coding of the reported causes of death, is the format and content of the death certificate as well as the instructions to complete it (Sibai et al.
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The death certificate had a mother, a father, a grandmother