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Study

Clinical and pathological disagreement upon the cause of death in a teaching hospital: analysis of 100 autopsy cases in a prospective study.

Carvalho FLP; Cordeiro JA; Cury PM.

This study discovered that autopsy-detected diagnostic errors occurred in 10% of cases examined, leading the authors to advocate for autopsy as an important learning strategy for clinicians. A past AHRQ WebM&M commentary discusses a case of a missed diagnosis that was discovered at autopsy.