Table 1

Source of information for incident MND cases in the study population
Incident MND cases
Hospital admission data and death certificate 490 (65%)
Hospital admissions data only* 205 (27%)
Death Certificate only (any mention)** 57 (8%)
- underlying cause of death 54[95%]
- contributing cause of death 3 [5%]
Total cases 752 (100%)

*To 31st March 2008 for England, 31st December 2008 for Scotland.

** To end December 2008.

Doyle et al.

Doyle et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-25

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