Re: Impact of the new medical examiner role on patient safety
"The pilot sites were mainly based in hospital care so extending the system to primary care is likely to involve additional and potentially unforeseen problems."
A significant problem not mentioned in this article, is that of delaying burial in cultures where rapid (ideally same day) burial is an important value.
We refer the reader to our rapid response on this topic published last year (https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2668/rr-0) which subsequently appeared as a letter in the print edition.
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