Guidelines when certifying causes of death for people who died of, or with COVID-19.
Certifying deaths due to, or with COVID-19
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has developed guidelines for health practitioners to use when certifying causes of death for people who died of, or with COVID-19. These guidelines are based on World Health Organization recommendations so are applicable to all countries. The guidelines are available online.
How to Certify and Code COVID-19 Deaths
The University of Melbourne Data for Health Initiative has produced a video to support physicians and clinical coders to accurately certify and code deaths caused by COVID-19. This useful resource is available online.