تعیین وضعیت آگاهی عوامل صدور گواهی فوت از قواعد ثبت مرگ در مراکز آموزشی، درمانی اردبیل

مهدوی, عبدالله and صدقی, شهرام and صدوقی, فرحناز and عبادی فردآذر, فربد (1394) تعیین وضعیت آگاهی عوامل صدور گواهی فوت از قواعد ثبت مرگ در مراکز آموزشی، درمانی اردبیل. Global Journal of Health Science ــ 7 (5). pp. 371-379. شاپا 9736-1916


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Assessing the Awareness of Agents Involved in Issuance of Death Certificates About Death Registration Rules in Iran

English Abstract

Introduction: In the death registration system, issuance of death certificate, as a binding rule, is considered among the major necessities of preparation of death statistics. In order to prepare death statistics that are adequately valid for subsequent applications, it is necessary to properly encode death certificates and fully follow rules on causes underlying death. This study aimed to assess the awareness and performance of agents involved in issuance of death certificate in the national death records system. Methods: It was a descriptive cross-sectional research, which was performed from September 2013 to March 2014 on 96 agents involved in issuance of death certificate Imam Khomeini, Alavi, Fatemi and BuAli education and treatment centers of Ardebil University of Medical Sciences. The population included faculty staff physicians, residents and health information management staffs. The research scale was also a researcher-made questionnaire that questioned the demographic information as well as awareness and performance of participants regarding death certificate coding rules. Research data was analyzed based on descriptive statistics and the chi-square test method in the SPSS software at a confidence level of 95%. Findings: A total of 34.42% of participants were aware of the general rules on issuance of death certificates while faculty staff higher specialists (41.67%) and clinical coders (38.34%) with five years of experience demonstrated the highest awareness levels. Only 23 participants (24.6%) were trained to issue death certificates. A total of 76 participants (79.3%) announced their need for learning how to complete death certificate forms on a constant basis. The awareness of participants about the general principle was assessed to be low (30.25%). Moreover, their awareness of selection rules and modification rules was low (27.75%) and moderate (45.25%), respectively. The chi-square test revealed a significant relationship between work experience and awareness of participants about coding rules (P=0.001), but no significant relationship was observed between education and awareness of coding rules (P=0.497). Conclusion: The awareness of participants about rules on coding death causes and their performance in this field was so satisfactory. That is to say, the awareness of faculty staff and health information management staffs was unexpectedly low. Seemingly, lack of adequate training is an international issue that causes mistakes in the recording of information on mortality. Hence, a short-term solution is to train faculty staff and residents and also revise the training provided to health information management staffs. As a long-term solution it is possible to provide related courses to general practitioner students.

Item Type:Article
زبان سند : انگلیسی
نویسنده :عبدالله مهدوی
نویسنده مسئول :شهرام صدقی
نویسنده :فرحناز صدوقی
نویسنده :فربد عبادی فردآذر
Additional Information:Indexed in: PubMed/PMC, Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords:نظام ثبت مرگ، گواهی فوت، کدگذاری مرگ و میر، آگاهی و عملکرد ICD-10.
کلیدواژه ها (انگلیسی):: Death Registration System, Death Certificate, Mortality Encoding, Awareness and Performance, and ICD-10
Subjects:W Health professions > Medical Informatics , Information Systems W 26/55.I4
Divisions:Faculty of Medicine > Department of Basic Sciences > Department of Health Information Management
ID Code:6826
Deposited By: Dr Abdollah Mahdavi
Deposited On:18 May 1394 06:55
Last Modified:17 Feb 1403 10:05

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