Rules regarding the reporting of deaths are in accordance to the laws in your state and the customs of your local Medical Examiner or Coroner which operate in accordance to the same laws. Clinician certifiers should be familiar with the laws within their state or consult with the local vital statistics department, health department, or medical examiner/coroner regarding the reporting and certification of deaths.

The cause-of-death statement is an opinion based on medical knowledge and the final clinical assessment of the patient.  Cause-of-death statements that appear in the entries on this site and in the textbook Essentials of Death Reporting and Death Certification-Practical Applications for the Clinical Practitioner are for illustration purposes or are otherwise suggestions and opinions based on the case scenario and/or background information presented.  The actual wording of a cause-of-death statement for a given case scenario may vary between certifiers.

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