Autopsy in a neonatal intensive care unit: utilization patterns and associations of clinicopathologic discordances.

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OBJECTIVES (1) To develop methods to describe autopsy utilization patterns in a neonatal intensive care unit. (2) To identify classes of patients likely to have clinicopathologic concordance or discordance. METHODS Five hundred forty-five consecutive neonatal intensive care unit deaths (338 autopsied, rate 62%) in a regional tertiary/quaternary care… (More)

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