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Without Autopsies, Hospitals Bury Their Mistakes

Published on Dec 16, 2011 at 5:20 pm in Consumer Awareness.

A 2002 review of academic studies by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that when patients were autopsied, major errors related to the principle diagnosis or underlying cause of death were found in one of four cases. In one of 10 cases, the error appeared severe enough to have led to the patient’s death. https://www.propublica.org/article/without-autopsies-hospitals-bury-their-mistakes

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