Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists / Edition 1

Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists / Edition 1

by Vernard Irvine Adams
     
 

Traditionally, pathology residents have learned how to write autopsy reports by trial-and-error, with oral feedback from local mentors. Now, pathologists and pathologists in training throughout the English-speaking world have access to a manual that describes what should be in an autopsy report, how to organize the material, and what the purposes are. Guidelines

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Overview

Traditionally, pathology residents have learned how to write autopsy reports by trial-and-error, with oral feedback from local mentors. Now, pathologists and pathologists in training throughout the English-speaking world have access to a manual that describes what should be in an autopsy report, how to organize the material, and what the purposes are. Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists lists numerous bad habits to avoid, and offers examples of effective report construction. It covers not only how to describe diseases and injuries, but also how to formulate and write opinions. As a supplement, Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists also contains recommendations on record retention schedules for medical examiners (not everything needs to be saved in perpetuity), and how to formulate opinions for death certificates. Aimed at pathologists in training, Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists will alos benefit the seasoned pathologists who want to improve their reports. Written for: Pathologists; physicians who perform autopsies; resident pathologists, hospital pathologists, and forensic pathologists; medical examiners

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603274722
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 Autopsy Protocol 1

2 Opinion Reports 41

3 Other Reports 57

4 Style 63

5 Death Certification 79

6 Record Retention 97

Index 125

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