Who needs cause-of-death data?

Peter Byass

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

65 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)


More than half of the world's deaths pass by undocumented as to cause [1]. Whilst the appropriate focus of health services may well be the care of the living, consistent and reliable cause-of-death data also constitute a crucial and major resource for health planning and prioritisation, and their lack in many settings is a major concern. Two new papers from Christopher Murray and colleagues in this issue of PLoS Medicine [2,3] report important methodological advances which should go some way towards filling these data gaps.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere333
Number of pages2
JournalPLoS Medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2007


Dive into the research topics of 'Who needs cause-of-death data?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this