Comparison of premortem clinical diagnoses in critically iII patients and subsequent autopsy findings.

@article{Roosen2000ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of premortem clinical diagnoses in critically iII patients and subsequent autopsy findings.},
  author={John Roosen and Erik Frans and Alexander Wilmer and Daniel C Knockaert and Herman J Bobbaers},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2000},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={562-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether our practice of requesting an autopsy for patients who die in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) continues to be a valid approach to obtain clinically and educationally relevant findings. METHODS In this retrospective study conducted in an adult MICU population of a university hospital, the clinical diagnoses and postmortem major diagnoses of 100 patients who died in 1996 (autopsy rate of 93%) were compared. RESULTS Eighty-one percent of the clinical… CONTINUE READING

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