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CRVS tools

One of the fastest ways to improve the performance of complex systems such as CRVS in low resource settings is through the use of smart tools. The revolutions in information and communication technologies including mobile technologies combined with computing technologies that allow more integrated data systems are providing a huge opportunity to accelerate progress in achieving high completeness, coverage, and timeliness of CRVS operations. 

We have also included innovations in training approaches and frameworks that assist the partnerships and skills necessary for designing and implementing the CRVS systems re-engineering that many countries need. This section of the Learning Centre provides brief one page introductions and links to some recently developed and emerging CRVS tools. Included in this edition are a number of tools of special relevance to death registration. 

They include:

ANACONDA: a tool for assessing the quality of medically certified death data and ICD-10 coding. 

CRVS system assessment tools:

ICD tools:

In-development tools:

  • Medical Certificate of Cause of Death Assessment tool: a tool for assessing physician performance in filling the medical certificate of cause of death (MCCOD).
  • MCCOD interactive on-line training tools for reinforcing in-service skills for medical 
    certification of cause of death 
    for continuing medical education credits, and others 

Verbal autopsy tools:

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