Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

The Public Health Role of Medical Examiner Offices During COVID-19 and Other Mass Fatality Events

Bhullar, M. K., Gilson, T. P., Lee, J.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study assesses the usefulness in death data from a medical examiner’s office in strategic planning during a pandemic. There was found to be a statistically significant correlation between daily reported death numbers from a medical examiner’s office and hospital admissions. As such, death data from a medical examiner’s office can be assumed to be a reliable source and used when developing strategic plans.

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Outcomes of Interest

Improve Data Infrastructure

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Setting(s) of Implementation

Clinical, Community

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