Medical Certification of Death

  • This tool aims to improve the accuracy of Certificates of Death in the Philippines by providing training exercises and guidelines designed to assist medical practitioners in the accurate completion of the Medical Certificate portion of the Certificate of Death. This will lead to improved classification in causes of death statistics, thus, ensuring more precise mortality data.This capacity-building tool has been produced by the Knowledge Management Division of the Knowledge Management and Information Technology Service of the Department of Health, with the assistance of the World Health Organization. The tool was adapted from the Handbook for Doctors on Cause-of-Death Certification of the Health Information Systems Knowledge Hub School of Population Health, the University of Queensland.
  • This edition highlights the practices on medical certification in the country. It also reflects guidelines that have evolved due to various initiatives on medical certification of death.