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Among diagnostic tests for stillbirth, fetal autopsy is an important audit tool to identify the cause of death. However, many countries have reported a decrease in autopsy rates,1 ,2 due either to more frequent refusal from parents or to fewer proposals of this examination.
We measured the evolution of autopsy refusal rate over a 10-year period in a French region and identified the circumstances associated with refusal: all fetal deaths registered in the Lower Normandy perinatal death registry from 2005 to 2014 were included (except induced abortions). The decade was divided into three periods to reduce …
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