Table 1

Number of deaths, number of necropsies, overall necropsy rates, and non-coroner’s necropsy rates by clinical service

ServiceTotal deaths N (%)Total NC deaths N (%)Total necropsies N (%)Total NC necropsies N (%)Overall necropsy rate (%)NC autopsy rate (%)
*No clinical service was recorded for one patient.
A&E, accident and emergency; ICU, intensive care unit; NC, non-coroner’s; O&G, obstetrics/gynaecology; TMRU, tropical metabolism research unit.
Internal medicine170 (46.8)168 (52.2)25 (23.6)23 (35.4)14.713.7
Surgery54 (14.9)38 (11.8)21 (19.8)5 (7.7)38.913.2
O&G15 (4.1)15 (4.7)7 (6.6)7 (10.8)46.746.7
Child health36 (9.9)36 (11.2)12 (11.3)12 (18.5)33.333.3
A&E37 (10.2)22 (6.8)24 (22.6)9 (13.8)64.940.9
Oncology15 (4.1)15 (4.7)0 (0)0 (0)00
ICU35 (9.6)27 (8.4)16 (15.1)8 (12.3)45.729.6
TMRU1 (0.3)1 (0.3)1 (0.9)1 (1.5)100100
Total363 (100)*322 (100)106 (100)65 (100)29.220.2