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Journal Article

Hospital autopsy: endangered or extinct?

Turnbull A, Osborn M, Nicholas N. J Clin Pathol. 2015;68(8):601-604.

This study reports the declining autopsy rate in the United Kingdom, consistent with practice in the United States. The authors raise concerns, expressed in prior studies, about the lost information, particularly around diagnosis, from fewer autopsies.