Can the decline in autopsy rates be reversed by solving logistical problems that impede or deter permissions and arrangements? The authors report an increase in the autopsy rate at their institution after a Decedent Affairs Office was established. Furthermore, the time between death and autopsy has been greatly narrowed, thus providing optimal tissue for diagnosis. As an additional benefit, the number of organ donations has also risen.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
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