Exploring Gap Between Excess Mortality, COVID-19 Deaths in 67 Countries

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: National health care systems have different capacities to correctly identify people who died of COVID-19. Researchers in this study analyzed the gap between excess mortality and  COVID-19 confirmed mortality in 67 countries to determine the extent to which official data on COVID-19 deaths might be considered reliable.

Authors: Davide Golinelli, M.D.,  Alma Mater Studiorum–University of Bologna in Italy, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17359)

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