How do you calculate hospital autopsy rate?
Total number of autopsies for a given period x 100
Total number of inpatient deaths for the same period
A pathologist is the physician responsible for performing an autopsy. The pathologist is also the person responsible for reporting the findings in a final anatomic diagnosis. A diener is a technician who assists the pathologist performing the autopsy. The diener assists at different levels depending upon the type of institution (medical examiner's office, coroner's office, community hospital, teaching hospital affiliated with a medical school). The diener may play a minor role or perform the majority…