Of Declining Autopsy Rates

1. Landers S, MacPherson T. Prevalence of the neonatal autopsy: a report of the study group for complications of perinatal Care. Pediatr Pathol Lab Med 1995;15:539-545. (Low autopsy rate was not influenced by the type of medical center.)

2. Stolman CJ, Castello F, Yorio M, Mautone S. Attitudes of pediatricians and pediatric residents toward obtaining permission for autopsy. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1994;148: 843-847. (Failure to obtain autopsy permission related to lack of exposure to autopsies during training, the fear that families might become upset, and the conviction that the autopsy will yield little useful information.)

3. Favara BE, Cottreau C, Mclntyre L, Valdes-Dapena M. Pediatric pathology and the autopsy. Pediatr Pathol 1989;9: 109-116. (Autopsy rate in 25 childrens' hospitals was about 25%. Strategies for improvement are discussed.)

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