Resurrecting the Autopsy: Benefits and Recommendations

PETER N. NEMETZ, C. MARY BEARD, DAVID J. BALLARD, JURGEN LUDWIG, ERIC G. TANGALOS, EMRE KOKMEN, KAREL M. WEIGEL, PAUL G. BELAU, WILLIAM M. BOURNE, LEONARD T. KURLAND

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Abstract

Maintenance of high autopsy rates is associated with specific benefits, especially for clinical practice and for clinical and epidemiologic research. We have compiled and evaluated (on the basis of related costs and benefits) a comprehensive list of recommendations to resurrect the autopsy and reestablish it as a central contributor to medical practice, teaching, and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1065-1076
Number of pages12
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume64
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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    NEMETZ, PETER. N., BEARD, C. MARY., BALLARD, DAVID. J., LUDWIG, JURGEN., TANGALOS, ERIC. G., KOKMEN, EMRE., WEIGEL, KAREL. M., BELAU, PAUL. G., BOURNE, WILLIAM. M., & KURLAND, LEONARD. T. (1989). Resurrecting the Autopsy: Benefits and Recommendations. Mayo Clinic proceedings, 64(9), 1065-1076. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0025-6196(12)64975-1