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45% Of Death Certs Are Plain Wrong

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According to this evenings dose of "Real Story",

"A government report into death certification in 2003 showed that only 55% of death certificates are correct. This meant that 45% weren't. So nearly quarter of a million certificates are wrong. "

This raises an interesting point.

Knowing the causes of the nations deaths is vitally important to the security and economic well being

of the country. Without accurate and meaningful information about the causes of deaths in the country,

we could well be on the brink of extinction by an undetected bird flu, superbug, or terrorist microorganism

plot. And yet government policy, so performance driven, has produced a situation where we clearly

know very little about the nations biggest killers.

Given this bald fact, is it so fanciful to suggest that the much discredited ONS might well be producing

similarly useless stats? Indeed, the ODPM, understandably eager to please both 10 and 11

Downing St. may also be playing politics with their figures. Maybe even the BoE isn't averse to

presenting iteslf in the best possible light.

If they can play with matters of life and death .....

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Patricia Cornwell writes about this in her novels - that docs put cardiac arrest when everyone died when their heart stops but its what makes it stop thats important.

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Stats are a pet subject of mine.

Ive always found most stats to be totally unreliable from those used by climate change scientists to economists.

I know many people lie on the census's forms because they worry they might give the game away to the authorities. They vastly downplay income in particular (for example a self employed gas fitter I know who has a huge house and pots of money declares a very low income on his census) which is why Ive always scoffed at the graph & stat lovers here.

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According to this evenings dose of "Real Story",

"A government report into death certification in 2003 showed that only 55% of death certificates are correct. This meant that 45% weren't. So nearly quarter of a million certificates are wrong. "

In fact, in a massive undercover VI and government conspiracy, these people were not dead at all. The plan is to create a secret population of undead to keep the lid on inflation and boost VI profits and taxes . . .

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According to this evenings dose of "Real Story",

"A government report into death certification in 2003 showed that only 55% of death certificates are correct. This meant that 45% weren't. So nearly quarter of a million certificates are wrong. "

This raises an interesting point.

How do they know they're wrong? And if they know they are incorrect, couln't they correct them?? When my uncle died of a stroke, his wife didn't want a post mortem into what had caused it, as she thought it would upset her too much. My cousin wanted to know as my uncle was young (50), to see if it could be hereditary, unfortunately she wasn't able to find out. So it isn't always possible to get the actual cause, and they can't always know.

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How do they know they're wrong?

Experience, education, knowledge and deduction.

If you'd seen the prog you'd understand.

According to death certs, huge numbers are dying from pneumonia. This is rather like saying your engine died from a lack of oil. This implies the owner never checked their oil levels. It could however disguise a host of problems, such as cracked oil sump, worn cyclinder piston rings, failed cooling system (due to its own problems) etc, etc, etc.

A trained mechanic would know, given frequency of services etc that lack of oil is not a real cause of engine failure. Similarly, the medical staff looking at medical histories and subsequent causes of death can make informed judgements about the plausibility of stated causes of death.

Hope that answered your q.

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