Autopsy in older medical patients: concordance in ante- and post-mortem findings and changing trends

Despite modern diagnostics, the discordance between ante- and postmortem diagnoses is still around 25%, reiterating the need for high post-mortem rates. In our study, 3.5% had class I errors that, had they been detected during life, would or might have affected short-term outcome. Another 14% had major errors, conditions recorded as primary cause of death that were clinically missed or unrecorded but would not have affected the outcome.

A survey of Core Medical Trainees’ opinions on the ePortfolio record of educational activities: beneficial and cost-effective?

Objectives: To evaluate Core Medical Trainees’ (CMTs) opinions on the role of the ePortfolio in postgraduate education.Design and setting: Cross-sectional survey of 91 CMTs in five NHS trusts within the South Thames Deanery.Participants: Completed surveys were received from 80 Core Medical Trainees.Results: A total of 84% agreed that an ongoing record of progress is necessary, only 5% felt the ePortfolio represents value for money; 78% of respondents were unclear as to how the Freedom of Information Act (2000) impacts on th