autopsy rate

autopsy rate

The frequency (in percentage) with which non-forensic deaths are subjected to postmortem examination.
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2) Multiple factors, such as the elimination of the hospital autopsy rate requirement in 1972, lack of reimbursement, cultural and religious objections by families, and increasing workload for house staff, account for the decrease.
Jazan had a 100-percent autopsy rate, while Riyadh had an almost 84-percent rate of forensic examination.
One of the difficulties is that the autopsy rate after stillbirth is low, understandably so at such a distressing time.
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.
Decreasing autopsy rate in Sweden reflects changing attitudes among clinicians.
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.