Economic feasibility of a new method to estimate mortality in crisis-affected and resource-poor settings.


Roberts, B; Morgan, OW; Sultani, MG; Nyasulu, P; Rwebangila, S; Sondorp, E; Chandramohan, D; Checchi, F; (2011) Economic feasibility of a new method to estimate mortality in crisis-affected and resource-poor settings. PLoS One, 6 (9). e25175. ISSN 1932-6203 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0025175

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Abstract

Mortality data provide essential evidence on the health status of populations in crisis-affected and resource-poor settings and to guide and assess relief operations. Retrospective surveys are commonly used to collect mortality data in such populations, but require substantial resources and have important methodological limitations. We evaluated the feasibility of an alternative method for rapidly quantifying mortality (the informant method). The study objective was to assess the economic feasibility of the informant method.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Research Centre: Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
ECOHOST - The Centre for Health and Social Change
PubMed ID: 21949879
Web of Science ID: 295257900057
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/18698

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