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The Efficacy of the Autopsy in Medical Quality Assurance

  • Andrew J. Saladino
    Corresponding author: Department of Pathology, Veterans Administration Hospital, 3900 Loch Raven Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
    Chief, Laboratory Service, Baltimore and Fort Howard Veterans Administration Medical Centers; Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
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      Autopsy is seen as the foundation of a pathology information service that possesses intrinsic value in the enhancement of medical care of the seriously ill. However, if it is to survive as a cost-effective consultative practice in the hospital setting, consideration must be given to the scientific principles of both information management and behavioral change strategies at the organizational level. The rationale for goals and the methodology are discussed.
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