Possibilities of comparing clinical and postmortem diagnoses.
International Meeting on Forensic Medicine. Bled, SVN, 1998/06/04.
The current attitude (qualification, education, interest) of doctors towards the performance of tasks with regard to the requirements and measures of international classification of diseases, injuries and causes of death are reflected in death certificates with statements of cause of death, which are the foundation for primary (national and international) statistics on morbidity and causes of death, as well as for planning for medical personnel in individual fields of medicine.
On the basis of collected death certificates with statements of cause of death and schedules of diseases if they were enclosed, we compared the clinical with the postmortem diagnoses from 444 autopsy reports, in which we established 49% complete agreement of clinical with postmortem diagnoses and 13% complete disagreement.
Although doctors also have the legal obligation and responsibility to fill out these reports professionally and correctly, it is different in practice.
Death certificates are often so incomplete that they do not fulfil even the minimal requirements for identification of the deceased. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cause, Mort, Certificat décès, Autopsie, Intérêt, Qualité, Diagnostic, Postmortem, Anatomopathologie, Slovénie, Europe, Aspect médicolégal
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cause, Death, Death certificate, Autopsy, Interest, Quality, Diagnosis, Postmortem, Pathology, Slovenia, Europe, Forensic aspect
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0518453
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 18/05/2000.