Vol. 47 No. (2) 132-142 (2020): Medical Ward In-Patient Mortality Patterns at a Tertiary Hospital in Urban Zambia: A One Year Review June 2018-June 2019

Very little information exists about
the causes of death in Zambian Hospitals. Recording
of health related vital events in Zambia is often
incomplete, and thus government relies on
inaccurate verbal autopsies and models to guide
policy and monitor increasing amounts of donor aid
given towards the eradication of specific diseases.
As most developing regions of the world are
undergoing gradual epidemiologic transition, inpatient
hospital mortality patterns become more
important in reflecting this transition.

Published: 17-05-2023

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