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Table 1 Common death certificate errors

From: The quality of medical death certification of cause of death in hospitals in rural Bangladesh: impact of introducing the International Form of Medical Certificate of Cause of Death

Type of Error  
Multiple causes per line  
Incorrect/clinically improbable sequence of events leading to death  
Interval between onset and death not shown  
Abbreviations used in certifying death  
Illegible hand writing  
Leaving blanks between lines in part 1  
Ill-defined condition entered as underlying cause of death  
Intentions of injuries and poisonings not included  
Details of neoplasms not included