Evaluating the Use of an Electronic Death Registration System for Mortality Surveillance During and After Hurricane Sandy New York City 2012
Howland, R., Li, W., Madsen, A., et al. (2015). Evaluating the Use of an Electronic Death Registration System for Mortality Surveillance During and After Hurricane Sandy: New York City, 2012. American Journal of Public Health. 105(11):e55-e62.
This article discusses mortality surveillance in New York City after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The authors found that the electronic death registration system of the city was stable and timely in identifying storm-related deaths. The authors also identified areas of weakness for improvement in future disasters, such as not all data being available in the preliminary record, nationwide differences in nomenclature, no documentation of deaths indirectly caused by Hurricane Sandy, and minor system outages.