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The vanishing nonforensic autopsy.

Shojania KG, Burton EC. The vanishing nonforensic autopsy. N Engl J Med. 2008;358(9):873-5. doi:10.1056/NEJMp0707996.

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March 12, 2008
Shojania KG, Burton EC. N Engl J Med. 2008;358:873-5.

Autopsies are rarely performed, despite a wealth of literature demonstrating that diagnostic errors are still frequently detected postmortem. The authors discuss the implications of this problem and potential solutions, including the establishment of regional high-volume autopsy centers.

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Shojania KG, Burton EC. The vanishing nonforensic autopsy. N Engl J Med. 2008;358(9):873-5. doi:10.1056/NEJMp0707996.