Author(s)/Creator(s)

Scott D. LandesFollow

Description/Abstract

This research brief reports on findings from a recent research on errors in cause of death reporting on death certificates for individuals with disabilities. Analyzing the death certificates of over 30,000 adults with developmental disabilities who died between 2012 and 2016, Landes and his collaborators found that nearly half of death certificates identify a developmental disability itself as the direct cause of death for individuals with disabilities.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

intellectual disability, developmental disability, death certificate, cause of death

Disciplines

Disability Studies | Sociology

Date

2-26-2019

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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