Coroner questions autopsy policy
Scaling back could save $10,000 per year, Rob Ryg says
November 8, 2009
By the numbers
■ $1,000: the cost for each autopsy
■ $10,000: estimate of how much the county could save each year by using a “common sense approach” to ordering autopsies on unattended deaths, according to Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg
■ 25: approximate number of autopsies ordered by Routt County per year
■ $100 to $200: The cost of toxicology screens. These tests will be used even if an autopsy isn’t ordered. More extensive screens cost as much as $400.