Cause of death

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In law, medicine, and statistics, cause of death is the official reason that caused a human's death, which may be recorded on a death certificate. A cause of death is done by a medical examiner. The cause of death is a specific disease or injury, instead of manner of death which is a small number of categories like "natural", "accident", "suicide", and "homicide".[1]

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  1. Deborah M. Stone, Kristin M. Holland, Brad Bartholow, Joseph E. Logan, Wendy LiKamWa McIntosh, Aimee Trudeau, Ian R. H. Rockett (2017). "Deciphering Suicide and Other Manners of Death Associated with Drug Intoxication: A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Consultation Meeting Summary". American Journal of Public Health. 107(8) (August 2017): 1233–1239. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303863. PMC 5508151. PMID 28640689. Accurately classifying how someone died (by natural causes, accident, suicide, homicide, or an undetermined cause), called manner of death (MOD), is critical to public health.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)