A decade of acceptable autopsy rates. Does concordance of clinician and pathologist views explain relative success?

In an attempt to better understand the basis and significance of an annual autopsy rate consistently over 45% for the past decade, we recently investigated the attitudes and practices of 36 pathologists and 176 clinicians in our institution with respect to the function of the autopsy service and the utility of the autopsy. The autopsy report was "not used… CONTINUE READING