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Table 2 Summary of patients approached for consent and reasons for screen failure

From: Building a rapid autopsy program – a step-by-step logistics guide

Candidate Consent status Tissue collected Reason unconsented or declined
01 Not Consented No Patient and family interested but patient died suddenly, prior to consent. Program logistics have been modified in response.
02 Consented Yes  
03 Declined No Patient lived further than 1 h away and wished to die at home.
Chosen funeral home would not agree to retrieve body from hospital without significant surcharge to family.
04 Consented Yes  
05 Not Consented No Patient and family interested but patient died suddenly, prior to consent. Program logistics have been modified in response.
06 Consented Yes  
07 Consented Yes  
08 Declined No Did not want to discuss any end of life topics.
09 Not Consented No Patient was interested but family declined at the time of consent.
10 Declined No Patient interested but was already enrolled in another body donation program.
11 Consented by NOK Yes  
12 Consented by NOK Yes  
13 Declined No Patient was interested but family declined at the time of consent.
14 Consented by NOK Yes  
15 Consented No Death was not reported by family.
16 Consented Yes  
17 Declined No Patient did not want to discuss end of life topics.
18 Not Consented No Patient was interested but family declined at the time of consent.
19 Consented by NOK Yes