How Does Your System’s Autopsy Rates Compare?
There is no national standard for what qualifications are required to oversee autopsies, or for when an autopsy should be performed. Nor is there a single source of data for the kinds of systems that exist in each U.S. county or for how many autopsies they perform, their budgets and so forth.
To find out more about how these existing systems operate, ProPublica, in partnership with FRONTLINE and NPR, surveyed almost 70 of the largest coroner and medical examiner systems in the U.S.
Take a look at what the survey found.