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Conflict and Health

, 2:9

First Online: 30 September 2008Received: 19 August 2008Accepted: 30 September 2008DOI: 10.1186-1752-1505-2-9

Cite this article as: Mills, E.J., Checchi, F., Orbinski, J.J. et al. Confl Health 2008 2: 9. doi:10.1186-1752-1505-2-9

Abstract

The accurate interpretation of mortality surveys in humanitarian crises is useful for both public health responses and security responses. Recent examples suggest that few medical personnel and researchers can accurately interpret the validity of a mortality survey in these settings. Using an example of a mortality survey from the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC, we demonstrate important methodological considerations that readers should keep in mind when reading a mortality survey to determine the validity of the study and the applicability of the findings to their settings.

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