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Table 1 Four examples of possible ways of completion of death certificate for the same case scenario described in Figure 1. Only the example D is accurate.

From: Evaluating an educational intervention to improve the accuracy of death certification among trainees from various specialties

Example A   
Examples   Type of errors
Part I   
(a) Respiratory (or cardiac) arrest Listing mechanisms of death without an underlying cause of death
(b) -  
Part II -  
Example B   
Part I   
(a) Emphysema Improper sequencing of events
(b) Pneumonia  
Part II Coronary artery disease  
Example C   
Part I   
(a) Coronary artery disease Listing two causally unrelated diseases
(b) COPD Use of abbreviations
Part II -  
Example D   
Part I   
(a) H. Influenza Pneumonia None
(b) Emphysema  
Part II Coronary artery disease