Autopsy status and pathologists' attitude towards autopsy in Turkey


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

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.37, sa.6, ss.351-358, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.351-358

Özet

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.