American Medical Association and PBS Both Join Pathology Profession in Publicizing Why Declining Autopsy Rates May Hurt Quality of Healthcare

Pathologists point out that autopsies consistently reveal doctors make a high rate of diagnostic errors—even with increasingly sophisticated imaging equipment Pathologists and public health officials say the downward trend in autopsy rates is having far-reaching consequences for healthcare in the United States. The decline in the number of autopsies performed annually comes in spite of extensive literature documenting multiple benefits of the autopsy procedure. No less an authority than the...

Meet the World’s Largest Concentration of Hospitals, Physicians, and Clinical Pathology Laboratories

It’s in Houston, Texas, and is visited by 160,000 people every day If someone asked you to identify where the world’s largest concentration of hospitals, physicians, and medical research institutions is located, would you know that answer? It is the Texas Medical Center (TMC), and it packs a remarkable number of healthcare providers into a very small neighborhood near downtown Houston. This mass of hospitals, office-based physicians, and other healthcare providers may also make the Texas...
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