Post mortem is the examination of a body after death. It is also called an autopsy.
Post mortems are carried out by pathologists – doctors who specialize in the diagnosis of disease and the identification of the cause of death. It is the final step in the investigation of a person’s illness, or their cause of death.
Why post mortem?
A post mortem examination can provide information about the illness or other cause of death. Post mortem examinations help the medical profession by providing information about illness and health that would not be discovered any other way. Much of what we know about illness today came from such examinations.
A post-mortem will be carried out as soon as possible, usually within 2-3 working days of a person’s death. In some cases, it may be possible for it to take place within 24 hours.
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