openVA: Automated Method for Verbal Autopsy

Implements multiple existing open-source algorithms for coding cause of death from verbal autopsies. The methods implemented include 'InterVA4' by Byass et al (2012) <doi:10.3402/gha.v5i0.19281>, 'InterVA5' by Byass at al (2019) <doi:10.1186/s12916-019-1333-6>, 'InSilicoVA' by McCormick et al (2016) <doi:10.1080/01621459.2016.1152191>, 'NBC' by Miasnikof et al (2015) <doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0521-2>, and a replication of 'Tariff' method by James et al (2011) <doi:10.1186/1478-7954-9-31> and Serina, et al. (2015) <doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0527-9>. It also provides tools for data manipulation tasks commonly used in Verbal Autopsy analysis and implements easy graphical visualization of individual and population level statistics. Note that this package was not developed by authors affiliated with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and thus unintentional discrepancies may exist in the implementation of the 'Tariff' method.

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Package details

AuthorZehang Richard Li, Tyler McCormick, Sam Clark
MaintainerZehang Richard Li <[email protected]>
LicenseGPL-2
Version1.0.9
URL https://github.com/verbal-autopsy-software/openVA
Package repositoryView on CRAN
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
install.packages("openVA")

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