Autopsy status and pathologists' attitude towards autopsy in Turkey


KOESEMEHMETOGLU K. , Tuemer A. R. , USUBUETUEN A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.37, no.6, pp.351-358, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-358

Abstract

Aim: While there have been efforts to slow the recent declining trend in autopsy practice in the world, in Turkey there is already a low level of medical autopsy audit, practically nearing zero. In this study, we determine and evaluate the autopsy status in Turkey; reveal pathologists' attitudes towards autopsy practice; propose several factors to explain current autopsy audit; and discuss differences in Turkey's autopsy practice with that of the rest of the world.