This paper is one of a series providing an analysis and overview of good practice in specific aspects of casualty recording. The series was devloped during a two year international study of casualty recording organisations.
Casualty recorders collect information from a variety of sources in order to compile the most complete and accurate record possible of individual deaths. Each of these information sources has different strengths and weaknesses, which can affect the reliability and accuracy of information produced. This paper reviews how casualty recorders collect, evaluate and confirm information from different types of sources, in different contexts, to create reliable casualty records.