A review of the Inventory of the national Special Mortality Registries in Europe with a focus on information flow to the General Mortality Registries – Part II


The number of drug related deaths varies widely between countries and also sometimes in the same country in reported numbers from GMR and SR. These differences may be due to ‘real’ differences and/or differences in methodology, data quality and data completeness.

The aim of this part of the project is to review the information flow to the General Mortality Registries (GMRs) which often determines the completeness and data quality of mortality statistics.

The project aims to review, update and expand on the reports done in 2009 on the information flow to the General Mortality Registries (GMRs) as well as identifying examples of good practices as well as pitfalls in the collection of DRD data by the GMRs.

19 countries out of 30 answered the questionnaire in 2016. 

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