Brazilian COVID-19 deaths could have been undercounted by as much as 18%, as death certificates often failed to list COVID-19 as the cause of death

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Brazilian COVID-19 deaths could have been undercounted by as much as 18%, as death certificates often failed to list COVID-19 as the cause of death

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Brazilian COVID-19 deaths could have been undercounted by as much as 18%, as death certificates often failed to list COVID-19 as the cause of death

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Article URL: https://journals.plos.org/globalpublichealth/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgph.0000199  

Article Title: Measuring misclassification of Covid-19 as garbage codes: Results of investigating 1,365 deaths and implications for vital statistics in Brazil

Author Countries: Brazil, U.S.A.

Funding: EBF, LHI, DMXA, RAT, PRLC and TVB were supported by Vital Strategies- GGP-CRVS Brazil Data for Health (23998 n. Fundep). ESJ and MADM were supported financially by Resolve to Save Lives – an initiative of Vital Strategies (RE-NC-CCRV-35-BR). ALB, PS and FM received no specific funding for this work. No author received payment or services from any third party for any aspect of this work. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Funding: Vital Strategies- GGP-CRVS Brazil Data for Health/23998 n. Fundep. This article is, in part, an output of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative (www.Bloomberg.org). The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Philanthropies.


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