Attitudes of relatives to autopsies of elderly patients.


The attitudes of 233 relatives to autopsy of elderly medical patients (mean age 82 years) who died in a district general hospital were examined prospectively. Forty-three (18%) relatives were asked permission for autopsy, 24 (56%) agreed and 19 (44%) refused. Of 190 (82%) relatives whose permission was not sought, 109 (57%) would have agreed and 81 (43… (More)


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@article{Solomon1993AttitudesOR, title={Attitudes of relatives to autopsies of elderly patients.}, author={Sally Solomon and K. H. Adams}, journal={Age and ageing}, year={1993}, volume={22 3}, pages={205-8} }