Validation of autopsy method for evaluating trauma care.

@article{West1982ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of autopsy method for evaluating trauma care.},
  author={John G. West},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1982},
  volume={117 8},
  pages={1033-5}
}
A previous study on the simplified autopsy method evaluated autopsies from a series of motor vehicle deaths. The results were not generally accepted by the medical and political community because of reservations concerning the validity of the autopsy data. In response, I undertook a second study evaluating a similar series, using data from hospital records as well as autopsies. Results were evaluated by the autopsy method and compared with the results obtained by the hospital records method… CONTINUE READING

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