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An integrated approach to processing WHO-2016 verbal autopsy data: the InterVA-5 model

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The quality and performance of national health information systems varies widely around the world, correlated strongly with economic and infrastructural development. Countries that currently operate efficient and detailed health information systems, based on complete individual data, typically started from nothing 200 to 300 years ago, and began with basic registration of deaths and their causes. If the major causes of death in a population can be characterised, this leads to considerable insights in terms of health priorities and the implementation of appropriate interventions and services. However,

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