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Resource ID: #2196
Subject: Medical Examiners
Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
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Courier-Journal series documents the sorry state of Kentucky's coroner system. A computer-assisted analysis found that coroners assigned heart disease or heart attack as the cause of death 53 percent of the time despite the 39 percent heart-death average for the state. The series also found that the Department of Human Resources had underfinanced the state's medical examiner program for years. Reform bills were drafted as a result of the investigation.

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