ROLE OF CLINICAL AUTOPSIES IN ENSURING DIAGNOSIS CERTAINTY
Clinical autopsies had an essential contribution in developing medical sciences and in medical educational process. Using data obtained from post-mortem examinations, autopsy can be considered as an a quality assesing tool for madical healthcare activity.
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