Declining autopsy rate in Sweden: a study of causes and consequences in Malmö, Sweden.

@article{Lindstrm1997DecliningAR,
  title={Declining autopsy rate in Sweden: a study of causes and consequences in Malm{\"o}, Sweden.},
  author={Per R. M. Lindstr{\"o}m and Lars Janzon and N. H. Sternby},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={242 2},
  pages={157-65}
}
OBJECTIVE In Sweden there has been a continuous decrease in the autopsy rate during the last 15-20 years. The autopsy rate in the city of Malmö has declined from 81% in 1984 to 34% in 1993. The intention of this study was to improve our understanding of the causes of the decline, and to assess its consequences with regard to cause of death surveillance and case retrieval in epidemiological and clinical research. DESIGN A retrospective study. SETTING The University Hospital in Malmö, a city… CONTINUE READING

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