Volume 86, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Verbal autopsy is an interview-based technique to determine the cause distribution of death in a population. The use of verbal autopsy for understanding neurological diseases is crucial to burden of disease analyses in many countries, particularly in locations where civil registration systems are non-functioning or absent. We review the purposes, strengths, and weaknesses in the use of verbal autopsy for neurological diseases.


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  • Received : 18 Aug 2011
  • Accepted : 18 Nov 2011
  • Published online : 01 Feb 2012

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