autopsy rate

autopsy rate

The frequency (in percentage) with which non-forensic deaths are subjected to postmortem examination.
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Jazan had a 100-percent autopsy rate, while Riyadh had an almost 84-percent rate of forensic examination.
Autopsy rate and physician attitudes toward autopsy.
One of the difficulties is that the autopsy rate after stillbirth is low, understandably so at such a distressing time.
The average hospital autopsy rate declined in the United States from 16.
In Massachusetts General Hospital the autopsy rate for the first five decades of the previous century varied between 20% and 40% of patients who died in the hospital.
The autopsy rate in the United States is vanishingly small," he said.
The number of autopsies performed is low compared with deaths, and there has been a constant decline in the autopsy rate.
By the end of the first year, the program had accomplished its goal of reaching an autopsy rate of 30%, which has remained constant throughout the life of the program.
In many European countries, the autopsy rate in such cases stands at more than 70 percent.
the 1960s), the percentage of autopsies on patients dying in our university teaching hospitals was about 50 percent--and the autopsy rate was an important factor used by accrediting bodies in rating the overall quality of medical care in hospitals.