Profile of Brought in Dead Cases in a Tertiary Care Centre of South India

Authors

  • Prince.M.Paul1 , Stelin Agnes Michael2 , Roney Thomas3 , P.Babu4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10428

Keywords:

Brought in dead cases, Emergency department, demographic profile

Abstract

Most of the times it is noticed that incidence of Brought in dead (BID) cases in a tertiary care hospital is very

high. But there are limited data of the statistics of such cases due to lack of records or audit. These cases

can be due to natural cause or unnatural. The doctor attending such cases should be aware of all procedures

and formalities associated with BID cases. Diagnosis of death should be ascertained clinically and hospitals

should be aware of the legal responsibilities of these cases.

This study was conducted in a tertiary care institution where BID cases were profiled with the available

data and records. The study throws light in to not only the demographic profile like age, sex, month wise

distribution but also to time of reporting to Emergency department (ED) as well as the probable cause based

on history of the informant. Males dominated in the total number of 307 cases compiled in 4 years, i.e, 2015

to 2018. Age of above 60 years cases made the major share with sudden death as well as road traffic accident

(RTA) being the major culprits. Maximum number of BID were reported during early morning hours (12am

to 6 am) followed by late evening hours (6pm to 12am).

Author Biography

Prince.M.Paul1 , Stelin Agnes Michael2 , Roney Thomas3 , P.Babu4

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

Centre, Tiruvalla, Kerala, 2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences

and Research Centre, Tiruvalla, Kerala, 3Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pushpagiri

Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Tiruvalla, Kerala, 4Professor, Department of Forensic

Medicine, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Tiruvalla, Kerala

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Prince.M.Paul1 , Stelin Agnes Michael2 , Roney Thomas3 , P.Babu4. (2020). Profile of Brought in Dead Cases in a Tertiary Care Centre of South India. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 570-573. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10428