The role of the autopsy in medical education

Hosp Med. 1999 Oct;60(10):756-8. doi: 10.12968/hosp.1999.60.10.1223.


The autopsy can make an important contribution to medical education. The decline in the hospital autopsy rate threatens this role. This article examines the educational opportunities that the post-mortem still provides.

MeSH terms

  • Autopsy*
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Education, Medical / methods*
  • Feedback
  • Humans