Causes of Death

This information is a brief compilation of causes of death of patients in all of Kentucky’s state hospitals. These were obtained directly from death certificates. Please keep in mind that there might be redundancy and diagnostic terminology is not always the same as it is today.

Contributed by Phil T., Shawn L., and Jay G.


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