Autopsy findings and clinical diagnoses: a review of 1,000 cases.

@article{Sarode1993AutopsyFA,
  title={Autopsy findings and clinical diagnoses: a review of 1,000 cases.},
  author={Venetia Rumnong Sarode and B. N. Datta and Arpan K. Banerjee and C. K. Banerjee and Kusum Joshi and B Bhusnurmath and Bishan Dass Radotra},
  journal={Human pathology},
  year={1993},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={194-8}
}
The protocols of 1,000 consecutive adult patients autopsied during the period June 1983 to December 1988 were retrospectively analyzed and the findings were compared with clinical diagnoses. The autopsy rates during this period ranged between 23% and 27% of hospital deaths. Eighty-seven percent of the autopsied patients were between 15 and 59 years of age. Major discrepancies between the autopsy reports and the clinical diagnoses were present in 31.7% of all autopsy reports reviewed. Infectious… CONTINUE READING

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