Here's what to do when you spot an error on a death certificate

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Mistakes happen. But what should GPs do if they find an error in such an important document?


Doctors can sometimes find themselves in a difficult predicament when they discover an error on a medical death certificate. 

This is a question we are asked fairly frequently. The sorts of scenarios in which this arises can include: where the legal name reported by the family is different to the name the patient is known by in the practice and on their Medicare card; where a typographical error has occurred because of illegible

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