Table 1

Details of the numbers of estimated causes of death and numbers of correct diagnoses for each pathologist (A–C) at each stage of our study

Total no. of necropsies performed/ pathologistNo. of causes of death predicted before necropsyNo. of correct causes of deathNo. of causes of death predicted as a paper exerciseNo. of correct causes of death as a paper exerciseNo. of total cases predictedNo. of total correct causes of deathTotal no. of correct diagnosis for all cases
A155144 (93%)74/144 (52%)228/413 (55%)165/228 (72%)372/568 (65%)261/372 (70%)261/568 (46%)
B14184 (60%)38/84 (45%)265/427 (62%)165/283 (58%)349/568 (61%)219/349 (63%)219/568 (39%)
C11898 (83%)36/98 (37%)322/450 (72%)182/322 (57%)420/568 (74%)248/420 (59%)248/568 (44%)
Others154
Total568568 (100%)