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Speeding up necropsy histology reports in a teaching hospital.
  1. E W Benbow,
  2. J C Howard
  1. Department of Pathological Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford.


    A programme of repeated personal reminders substantially reduced the delay in producing final histological reports for necropsy cases. The proportion delayed for over four weeks was reduced from 69.7% to 46.7%, and the proportion delayed for over 10 weeks was reduced from 38.6% to 11.7%. This improvement may contribute to halting and reversing the now established trend in the decline of necropsy rates.

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