Death of the teaching autopsy: In Hong Kong teaching autopsies have been championed in public mortuaries

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7432.166 (Published 15 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:166
  1. Philip S L Beh (philipbeh@pathology.hku.hk), clinical assistant professor (forensic pathology
  1. Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

    EDITOR—O'Grady's comments on the teaching autopsy resonate for many of us.1 We in Hong Kong have also experienced the gradual general decrease in the number of hospital autopsies such that this major teaching hospital sees only 20-30 cases a year. This coupled with the switch to a problem based learning medical curriculum in …

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