Table 5

Recording of cause of death the GPRD in a random sample of patients who died in 2001
Source of cause of death Number of patients Percentage
MCCD information in 88 2.7
structured data area
Read term on or after 1179 35.6
date of death
Read term before date 207 6.5
of death
MCCD information in 82 2.5
free text
Free text stating 43 1.3
cause of death
Other free text 517 15.6
No cause of death 1194 36.1
Total 3310 100

Shah et al.

Shah et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:88   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-88

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