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R Hibbert

Discrepancies between Clinical and Autopsy Diagnoses in the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of the West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.192
Pages: 
311–7
Synopsis: 
The discrepancy rate between the clinical and autopsy cause of death diagnoses was 36.8%. The high frequency of discrepant diagnoses among older age groups, combined with the diagnostic challenges in the Emergency Department related to time and patient co-morbidities, highlight the need to increase the autopsy rate.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To determine the cause of death diagnoses and the discrepancy rate between clinical and autopsy diagnoses in the Emergency Department (ED) of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
29 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 06 Nov, 2015
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