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Research Article

Estimating Population Cause-Specific Mortality Fractions from in-Hospital Mortality: Validation of a New Method

  • Christopher J. L Murray mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: cjlm@u.washington.edu

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Alan D Lopez,

    Affiliation: School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Jeremy T Barofsky,

    Affiliation: Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Chloe Bryson-Cahn,

    Affiliation: Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Rafael Lozano

    Affiliation: Director General de Información, Secretería de Salud, Mexico DF, Mexico

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  • Published: November 20, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040326

About the Authors

Christopher J. L Murray
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Alan D Lopez
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
Jeremy T Barofsky, Chloe Bryson-Cahn
Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Rafael Lozano
Director General de Información, Secretería de Salud, Mexico DF, Mexico

Corresponding Author

Email: cjlm@u.washington.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CJLM and ADL conceived the idea for the study. CJLM led the analysis. JTB and CBC conducted the analysis. RL interpreted the data and results and contributed to the refinement of the approach. CJLM, ADL, and JTB wrote the first draft of the text.