Review: Verbal autopsy for neurological diseases

Farrah J. Mateen, Henry D. Kalter

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Verbal autopsy is an interview-based technique to determine the cause distribution of death in a population. The use of verbal autopsy for understanding neurological diseases is crucial to burden of disease analyses in many countries, particularly in locations where civil registration systems are non-functioning or absent. We review the purposes, strengths, and weaknesses in the use of verbal autopsy for neurological diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology
  • Parasitology


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