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UK audit will review pathologists' reports on adult autopsies

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7465.527-a (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:527
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD)—an independent UK body that does audits designed to assess and improve patient care—announced plans last week to review reporting procedures for adult autopsies ordered by coroners.


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    An autopsy in progress

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    The study will assess the quality of pathologists' reports on adult autopsies requested by coroners, which account for 90% of postmortem examinations in the United Kingdom. It will …

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