Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.—The article by Dr Hanzlick and Ms Combs1 is focused too heavily on the name of a death investigation system rather than on how that system actually works. The authors' assumption that "most heads of death investigation systems are adequately familiar with the history and statutory basis of their system to provide accurate information," at least as it applies to Iowa and Minnesota, was incorrect.
Plunkett J, Thomas LC. Coroner and Medical Examiner Systems. JAMA. 1998;280(4):324-325. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-4-jbk0722