Doctors, death certificates and reporting to coroners — room for improvement

Sandra L Neate, Lyndal C Bugeja and George A Jelinek
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.00149
Published online: 17 March 2014

In reply: We note MacCallum and Anazodo’s concerns about our recommendations1 leading to an unmanageable increase in reporting of deaths to the coroner, despite their acknowledgement of the legal and public health implications of non-reporting of reportable deaths.

  • Coroners Prevention Unit, Coroners Court of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC.

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  • 1. Neate SL, Bugeja LC, Jelinek GA, et al. Non-reporting of reportable deaths to the coroner: when in doubt, report. Med J Aust 2013; 199: 402-405. <MJA full text>


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