Doctors, death certificates and reporting to coroners — room for improvement

Stephen M Cordner
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00051
Published online: 17 March 2014

In reply: One of the issues identified by MacCallum and Anazodo is that a clinically driven increase in reporting deaths to the coroner may further strain an already stretched forensic pathology service.

  • Stephen M Cordner1,2

  • 1 Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.


Competing interests:

I am director of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, which is the statutory provider of forensic pathology services in Victoria.


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