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Under-reporting of deaths to the coroner by doctors: a retrospective review of deaths in two hospitals in Melbourne, Australia.
Charles A, Ranson D, Bohensky M, Ibrahim JE. Int J Qual Health Care. 2007;19:232-36.
The researchers reviewed inpatient mortality at two Australian hospitals and found that more than half of deaths that met the coroner's reporting criteria were not reported. Such under-reporting limits the ability to detect preventable deaths.