Medicolegal aspects of error in pathology.

  title={Medicolegal aspects of error in pathology.},
  author={David B. Troxel},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  volume={130 5},
  • David B. Troxel
  • Published 2006 in Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
OBJECTIVE To discuss the various ways error is defined in surgical pathology. To identify errors in pathology practice identified by an analysis of pathology malpractice claims. DESIGN Three hundred seventy-eight pathology malpractice claims were reviewed. Nuisance claims and autopsy claims were excluded; 335 pathology claims remained and were analyzed to identify repetitive patterns of specimen type and diagnostic category. SETTING All pathology malpractice claims reported to The Doctors… CONTINUE READING


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