Audit of the Accuracy of Documenting Pneumonia as the Primary Cause of Death on Death Certificates
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Authors: Kwan, J.W. and Allen, S.C.
Journal: Age and Ageing
Death certificates should contain accurate information about the cause(s) of death. In the UK, pneumonia is reported as the primary cause of death (PCoD) in 10% of patients >85 years old, and as a contributory cause of death in 25%. We explored the accuracy of documenting pneumonia as the PCoD.