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Clinical diagnoses vs. autopsy findings in early deceased septic patients in the intensive care: a retrospective cohort study.

Driessen RGH, Latten BGH, Bergmans D, et al. Clinical diagnoses vs. autopsy findings in early deceased septic patients in the intensive care: a retrospective cohort study. Virchows Arch. 2021;478(6):1173-1178. doi: 10.1007/s00428-020-02984-5.

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July 28, 2021
Driessen RGH, Latten BGH, Bergmans DCJJ, et al. Virchows Arch. 2020;478(6):1173-1178.

Autopsies are an important tool for detecting misdiagnoses. Autopsies were performed on 32 septic individuals who died within 48 hours of admission to the intensive care unit. Of those, four patients were found to have class I missed major diagnosis. These results underscore the need to perform autopsies to improve diagnosis.

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Driessen RGH, Latten BGH, Bergmans D, et al. Clinical diagnoses vs. autopsy findings in early deceased septic patients in the intensive care: a retrospective cohort study. Virchows Arch. 2021;478(6):1173-1178. doi: 10.1007/s00428-020-02984-5.