Published in Hospital Business Week, July 13th, 2008
"All patients with a main discharge diagnosis of injury (ICD-9-CM code 800-999) who died in 2003 or 2004 were identified through record linkage between hospital discharge claims data and cause of death data in Taiwan. Percentages of unnatural deaths that had been referred to the coroner and in which injury-related information was reported on the death certificate were estimated. Of 4086 known or suspected unnatural deaths, only 57% (2346/4086) were referred to the coroner, and in 71%...
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