Diagnostic concordance among pathologists interpreting breast biopsy specimens.

  title={Diagnostic concordance among pathologists interpreting breast biopsy specimens.},
  author={Joann G. Elmore and Gary M. Longton and Patricia A. Carney and Berta M. Geller and Tracy Onega and Anna N. A. Tosteson and Heidi D. Nelson and Margaret Sullivan Pepe and Kimberly H. Allison and Stuart J. Schnitt and Frances P. O'Malley and Donald L. Weaver},
  volume={313 11},
IMPORTANCE A breast pathology diagnosis provides the basis for clinical treatment and management decisions; however, its accuracy is inadequately understood. OBJECTIVES To quantify the magnitude of diagnostic disagreement among pathologists compared with a consensus panel reference diagnosis and to evaluate associated patient and pathologist characteristics. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Study of pathologists who interpret breast biopsies in clinical practices in 8 US states… CONTINUE READING
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