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Autopsy rate (%) for all deaths

Full name:
Autopsy rate (%) for all deaths
Export:
Unit:
%
Type of measure:
Population-weighted country group average, Proportion
Visualizations:
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
Autopsy rate (%) for all deaths
Indicator code: E310704.T

Self-explanatory._
Country notes:
Albania
Ministry of Health.
Armenia
Source of data: National Health Information Analytic Center, Ministry of Health of the Republic of
Armenia http://moh.am/?section=static_pages/index&id=625&subID=824,29.
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Azerbaijan
The low value in 1993 is due to social and political unrest and the consequences of that situation
on registration methods.
Belgium
No data available.
Croatia
Source: Croatian National Insitute of Public health
Cyprus
Data source: death registry.
It is the ratio (in %) of the total number of autopsies requested for all deaths to the total number
of all deaths.
The increase from 2011 to 2012 might be due to the use of a new software registration (IRIS
software).
Czechia
Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) ? Vital Statistics
Denmark
Source: The Cause of Death register, The Danish Health Data Authority
No data for 2007 due to missing data.
Estonia
Source: up to 2008 State Statistical Office. From 2009 Estonian Causes of Death Registry, National
Institute for Health Development.
Data updated in April, 2016 .
Finland
Source: Cause-of-Death Statistics. Statistics Finland.
France
Data are not available.
Germany
Data are not available.
Greece
Data are not available.
Iceland
Source: Statistics Iceland.
Break in series in 1980.
Ireland
Source: Central Statistics Office (deaths registered on Coroners Certificates) and Hospital
Inpatient Enquiry.
Hospital discharge data is only reliable from 1994 onwards.
Calculation method: This indicator is calculated as the sum of autopsies requested by the coroner
and those autopsies undertaken by hospitals.
Israel
Includes number of all autopsies of deaths divided by the number of all deaths.
Source: National Center of Forensic Medicine and the Health Information Division, Ministry of
Health.
Lithuania
Source: HI HIC, annual report data. From 2010 onwards: HI HIC Causes of death register.
Malta
Source: Department of Health Information and Research (National Mortality Register).
Coverage: As from 2006, data include autopsies performed on non-residents.
Montenegro
Data are not available.
Netherlands
Source of data: Statistics Netherlands: Cause of death statistics until 1991. From 1992 source in
the Pathologisch Anatomisch Landelijk Geautomatiseerd Archief (PALGA: Dutch National Registration of
Clinical Pathology).
Norway
Source: Statistics Norway, Statistics on causes of death. Register of causes of death.
Coverage: The statistics on causes of death comprise all deaths, covering Norwegian residents,
whether the person in question was a Norwegian citizen or not and irrespective of whether the deaths
occurred in Norway or not.
Methodology:
- Statistics on causes of death has been published annually by Statistics Norway from 1925.
Statistics Norway's Division for Health Statistics is the data processor for the Cause of Death
Registry, which is owned by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI).
- ICD-10 was implemented in 1996.
Further information: http://www.ssb.no/dodsarsak_en.
Poland
Data are not available.
Portugal
Source of data: National Statistical Institute Coverage: National
Serbia
Source of data: Institute of Public Health of Serbia, Death certificates.
Slovakia
Source: Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Data are not available from NIJZ databases.
Sweden
Source: National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW). Statistics, Health and Diseases, Causes of
death.
Switzerland
Source of data: Coverage: Deviation from the definition: Estimation method: Break in time series:
Turkey
Source of data: General Directorate of Criminal Registration and Statistics
Criminal Records Statistics 2013
Number of examination of deceased which are included in the calculations.
Ukraine
Source: State Statistic Department