Death certificate only

What is Death certificate only?

Death certificate only meaning A case that has been reported to a central registry through the state's vital statistics office based on a cancer diagnosis on the death certificate. The ratio of death certificate only cases to incident cases in a period can be used as a measure of casefinding completeness in the central registry. Death certificate only cases are those that remain after follow-back procedures have been completed.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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