Objective.-To examine national trends in the percentage of blunt and penetrating trauma deaths autopsied.
Design, Setting, and Participants.-For each year from 1980 through 1989, we used national mortality data files to determine the autopsy frequency (percentage of deaths autopsied) of all deaths in the United States.
We analyzed variation in the autopsy frequency of blunt and penetrating trauma deaths by cause of injury and place of occurrence of death.
Results.-The autopsy frequency of blunt and penetrating trauma deaths in the United States increased by 14.3% during the 1980s to 58.9% in 1989 (62 004 of 105 309 deaths autopsied), while the autopsy frequency of all deaths decreased by 23.6% during the same period to 11.5% in 1989.
(248 272 of 2 153 859 deaths autopsied).
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Epidémiologie, Homme, Autopsie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Mortalité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Epidemiology, Human, Autopsy, United States, North America, America, Mortality
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0451749
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.