by Jordana Leitao, Daniel Chandramohan, Peter Byass et al.
Glob Health Action 2013, 6: 21518 (13 September 2013)
Verbal autopsy (VA) is a systematic approach for determining causes of death (CoD) in populations without routine medical certification. It has mainly been used in research contexts and involved relatively lengthy interviews. Our objective here is to describe the process used to shorten, simplify, and standardise the VA process to make it feasible for application on a larger scale such as in routine civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems.