Autopsies Clearly Help Pathologists Understand COVID-19 and How It Affects the Body, So Why Are More Not Being Performed?

Payers are unwilling to reimburse for autopsies despite the fact that autopsies are a proven way to learn more about new diseases and how they attack the human body Each year, less money is spent by Medicare and private health insurers on autopsies. However, autopsies regularly provide pathologists with relevant, clinically useful information about exact causes of death and other elements of disease in the deceased. Some diseases cannot be identified any other way but by autopsy. And data from...

“Death” of Pathology in Russia Lamented by Nation’s Leading Pathologists

Experts agree, Russia might soon lose its ability to verify the health of its people Because pathologists work out of the sight of the public in medical laboratories, their essential role in the quality of medicine that is delivered in a nation is typically undervalued. This is even truer of the contribution pathologists make when they conduct autopsies to investigate and identify a patient’s full range of ailments and health conditions at the time of death. In Russia, leading pathologists are...
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