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Comparison of the clinical diagnosis and subsequent autopsy findings in medical malpractice.

Pakis I, Polat O, Yayci N, et al. Comparison of the clinical diagnosis and subsequent autopsy findings in medical malpractice. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2010;31(3):218-21. doi:10.1097/PAF.0b013e3181e040d4.

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October 6, 2010
Pakis I, Polat O, Yayci N, et al. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2010;31(3):218-21.

This study from Turkey confirms the utility of autopsies in identifying diagnostic errors, as there was discordance between the clinical and pathologic diagnoses in 13.8% of cases.

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Pakis I, Polat O, Yayci N, et al. Comparison of the clinical diagnosis and subsequent autopsy findings in medical malpractice. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2010;31(3):218-21. doi:10.1097/PAF.0b013e3181e040d4.