Cause of death distribution with InterVA and physician coding in a rural area of Burkina Faso
Tropical Medicine & International Health, 05/21/2012
Ramroth H et al. – The results confirm that national mortality statistics, which are partly based on verbal autopsies, must be carefully interpreted. Difficulties in determining malaria as cause of death in holoendemic malaria regions might result in higher discrepancies than those in non–endemic areas. As neither Physician Coded Verbal Autopsy nor Interpreting Verbal Autopsy results represent a gold standard, uncertainty levels with either procedure are high.