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  1. Clinicians and the coronial system : ability of clinicians to recognise reportable deaths.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To assess the ability of clinicians to recognise deaths which require referral to the coroner.

    Design-Postal questionnaire consisting of 16 fictitious case histories, 14 of which contained a clear indication for referral to the coroner.

    Setting-Large teaching hospital

    Coroner's office.

    Subjects-200 clinicians from general medical and surgical firms and senior staff of the local coroner's office (two coroner's officers and the two deputy coroners).

    Main outcome measures-Number of correct assessments on questionnaire.

    Results

    The mean recognition score for the clinicians was 9.11 (range 3-14) with no difference between the clinical grades.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Homme, Mort

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Human, Death

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0427057

    Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 199406.