Low autopsy rate in B.C. alarms experts
February 06 2013
British Columbia has the lowest autopsy rate in Canada, raising concern among some experts that too many deaths in the province — and even possible homicides — are inadequately investigated.  Just 19.2 percent of deaths in B.C. where a medical examiner or coroner has done a preliminary investigation are followed up by autopsies, compared to an average rate of about 35 per cent in the rest of Canada. CBC News story.