This study addresses an important obstacle to registration coverage in the developing countries where the informant is a member of the family. The implementation of the recommendation to transfer the responsibility for the registration of hospital births and deaths (including stillbirths) to the medical institution where the event occurs should do much to improve the completeness of registration of livebirths, deaths and stillbirths.
This paper was previously pulished in the International Journal of Epidemiology and is presented in this publication series with the kind permission of the Editor of the journal.
The technical paper was published in 1998 (#72) by IIVRS.
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