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Issues surrounding death certification in the community

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 14 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4885
  1. Laurie R Davis, general practitioner1
  1. 1South Hermitage Surgery, Shrewsbury SY3 7JS, UK
  1. lauriedavis{at}

A minor point, but Collis and Al-Qurainy perpetuate the myth that “the death certificate should then be completed by a doctor who has seen the patient within the preceding two weeks, otherwise referral to the coroner will …

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