The Autopsy, Medicine, and Mortality Statistics

The Autopsy, Medicine, and Mortality Statistics

by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Randy Hanzlick, Peter Baker, Allan Bennett
     
 

The decline in the performance of autopsies in the past three decades is remarkable: from 41 percent of hospital deaths in 1961 (1) to 5 percent to 10 percent in the mid-1990s! (2) House officers in the 1960s were urged to ‘‘get the post’’ on every patient dying in a teaching hospital. Observing the postmortem examination of patients whom…  See more details below

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The decline in the performance of autopsies in the past three decades is remarkable: from 41 percent of hospital deaths in 1961 (1) to 5 percent to 10 percent in the mid-1990s! (2) House officers in the 1960s were urged to ‘‘get the post’’ on every patient dying in a teaching hospital. Observing the postmortem examination of patients whom they had taken care of was a critical part of the training of residents in internal medicine. Currently, the residency review committee for internal medicine requires autopsies in at least 15 percent of deaths on the medical service in accredited residency programs. From 1991 to 1994, less than half of the internal medicine programs reviewed for accreditation met these minimal requirements.

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ISBN-13:
2940013876743
Publisher:
1001 Property Solutions LLC
Publication date:
12/15/2011
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