Glossary Term

U.S. Standard Death Certificate

Completed by physicians, medical examiners and coroners
Submitted by states to the CDC and National Vital Statistics System
Are compiled, coded and made available to researchers
CMS uses on 5 boxes to determine potential
1) Age of decedent (under age of 76)
2) Date of death
3) County of death
4) Place of death
5) Underlying cause of death.

(Organ Toolbox Workgroup , 2018 & Community Hospital Resource Guide Workgroup, 2019)