Medical Causes for the Certification of Death (MCCD)
This research study was conducted at the St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI), Bangalore. The objectives of the project were to study EDC systems for use in a large tertiary-care hospital setting for coding of the causes of death in a standardized form for preparing certification for deaths that occur in the hospital environment, and to educate doctors and healthcare professionals to use standardized coding for describing causes of death.
Highlights of the project
- mForms application used on low-cost cell-phone for data collection by hospital staff in the wards
- Physician Coding done on web-based version of the electronic form
- Data collected from over 250 records of patient deaths in the hospital