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Verbal Autopsy:An Adjunct to Medico-Legal Autopsy


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1 Department of Forensic Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India
2 Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB hospital, Dilshad Garden, New Delhi, India
     

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Introduction: Verbal autopsy is a method, used to ascertain the cause of death based on an interview with caregivers or family members. In India, first autopsy was performed by Edward Buckley on 10th August 1714 in Madras.

Material and Method: A thorough study was made from the available online resources and books.

Result: It is worth mentioning that in spite of the advancements and developments in this field, still the users thrive on old standards and are unaware of the newer method of autopsy.

Conclusion: In cases, where the corpse is not available, Verbal autopsy is the only way of ascertaining the cause of death.


Keywords

VA-verbal Autopsy, Cods-Causes of Death, Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICS), Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS).
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Authors

Manoj Kumar Pathak
Department of Forensic Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India
Rohini
Department of Forensic Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India
Madhu Kumari Upadhyay
Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB hospital, Dilshad Garden, New Delhi, India

Abstract


Introduction: Verbal autopsy is a method, used to ascertain the cause of death based on an interview with caregivers or family members. In India, first autopsy was performed by Edward Buckley on 10th August 1714 in Madras.

Material and Method: A thorough study was made from the available online resources and books.

Result: It is worth mentioning that in spite of the advancements and developments in this field, still the users thrive on old standards and are unaware of the newer method of autopsy.

Conclusion: In cases, where the corpse is not available, Verbal autopsy is the only way of ascertaining the cause of death.


Keywords


VA-verbal Autopsy, Cods-Causes of Death, Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICS), Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS).



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v10%2Fi12%2F2019%2Fijphrd%2F192031