Workshop on Medical Coding, April 18-19 2011

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The Ministry of Health in collaboration with PAHO held two half day evening workshops with over sixty doctors from both the private and public sector on April 18 & 19, 2011.

The objectives of the workshop were to ensure the proper completion of Medical Death Certificates”.  The facilitator was very knowledgeable of Medical coding, therefore she was able to explain the sequencing of the cause of death entered on the Medical Death certificate.  The workshop was important to the Ministry to ensure that mortality data is correctly coded as it has an impact on planning and decision making.

According to Dr. Calliste-District Medical Officer, the workshop was not only timely but very comprehensive

Doctors from both the private and public sector participating in the Medical Coding Workshop.