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Accuracy of verbal autopsy, clinical data and minimally invasive autopsy in the evaluation of malaria-specific mortality: an observational study

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Background Global malaria mortality estimates are hindered by the low reliability of the verbal autopsy (VA) and the clinical records, the most common sources of information used to estimate malaria-specific mortality. We aimed to determine the accuracy of these tools, as well as of the minimally invasive autopsy (MIA), a needle-based postmortem sampling method, to identify malaria-specific mortality in a large series of deceased patients from Mozambique, using complete autopsy as the gold st...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005218

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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Global Health Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
6
Article number:
e005218
Place of publication:
England
Publication date:
2021-06-03
Acceptance date:
2021-05-12
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EISSN:
2059-7908
Pmid:
34083241
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1184670
Local pid:
pubs:1184670
Deposit date:
2021-07-16

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