Glossary:Death certificate

The death certificate , is a record of the fact of death of an individual. It provides important personal information about the deceased and about the circumstances and cause of death.

However, this information varies from country to country. Some countries have separate forms for administrative and medical information. There also exist two international models for the medical information:

  • the international form of the medical certificate of cause of death, and
  • the certificate of cause of perinatal death (both WHO).

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