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Journal Article
Commentary

The vanishing nonforensic autopsy.

Shojania KG, Burton EC. The New England journal of medicine. 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.