(ME/C) offices were contacted for information about death investigations and autopsy findings.
Consequently, medical examiner/coroner
databases can be a key source of information about infectious diseases, both in outbreak and nonoutbreak settings.
reports of deaths associated with Hurricane Hugo--South Carolina.
In 18 states, investigator certifier systems are mixed medical examiner/coroner
systems; systems in 11 states include only coroners, and in 21 states and the District of Columbia only medical examiners (3).