Communicating pathology and laboratory errors: anatomic pathologists' and laboratory medical directors' attitudes and experiences.

@article{Dintzis2011CommunicatingPA,
  title={Communicating pathology and laboratory errors: anatomic pathologists' and laboratory medical directors' attitudes and experiences.},
  author={Suzanne M. Dintzis and Galina Y Stetsenko and Colleen M. Sitlani and Ann M. Gronowski and Michael L. Astion and Thomas H. Gallagher},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={135 5},
  pages={760-5}
}
Physicians are urged to communicate more openly following medical errors, but little is known about pathologists' attitudes about reporting errors to their institution and disclosing them to patients. We undertook a survey to characterize pathologists' and laboratory medical directors' attitudes and experience regarding the communication of errors with hospitals, treating physicians, and affected patients. We invited 260 practicing pathologists and 81 academic hospital laboratory medical… CONTINUE READING